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.
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.