What’s that smell please? The Oceanside Police Department told residents not to panic after the department received several calls about a strong smell. According to authorities, the smell is outgassing from the ocean and is non-toxic.
Ocean outgassing happens when the ocean releases gasses that were trapped or dissolved.
A similar incident was reported in La Jolla earlier this year. The next video features a similar case of foul, gas-like odor taht rolled inn from the ocean in Southern CA on July 25, 2012:
At this time, it’s unclear what is causing the outgassing. Well people, this region is seismically very active. It wouldn’t surprise me that this smell has a geological explanation. Or is it more likely to be man-made (oil, gas, so geology at the end…)?
In any cases: Take care. Be prepared.