Thousands of tiny, dead fish are floating around the V&A Waterfront and surrounding area and other than the smell, it’s causing all kinds of problems.
Fields of Cape horse mackerel and mullet are floating around the V&A’s canals, making the area smell so bad that a guest at the luxurious Cape Grace hotel left because of it.
The fish deaths were caused by a school of mackerel being chased into the harbour by a pair of Humpback whales. In addition, there was a higher-than-normal volume of mullet breeding in the bay. This caused overpopulation and death.