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Art Project Profiles Endangered Sea Bass

Manhattan Beach has unveiled an art project about the endangered giant black sea bass at the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab.

Reiko Goto, a part-time faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, created the project.

A 7-foot-long outline of a sea bass hangs from the ceiling of the Roundhouse Lab. Tissue paper fish scales painted by children are affixed to the wooden image.

The city is also setting up a Web site on the fish. State law has prohibited commercial fishing for the bass since 1982.

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Visitors to the lab, located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier, can view a juvenile black sea bass inside the shark tank, which is on extended loan from the Edison Redondo Marine Laboratory. Information: (310) 379-8117.


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