Malibu Lagoon SB, Malibu Creek SP

California State Parks Responds to Fish Die-Off in Malibu Creek and Malibu Lagoon

Monday, August 27, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks and The Bay Foundation, supported by local fish and wildlife experts, are assessing the cause of death for an estimated 2,000 striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) over the last week within Malibu Lagoon and lower Malibu Creek. Fish death has largely been limited to the striped mullet, no impacts to the special-status southern California steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus) or tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) have been observed.