Endangered fish endangers Malibu Triathlon

September 19, 2023

This year’s Malibu Triathlon appeared bound for cancellation Tuesday due to a combination of a flooded underpass, an endangered fish and concerns about proper public notification about a change in the race route.

But the Malibu Planning Commission on Monday may have doomed the event by rejecting a needed permit.

The course for the race, which annually attracts thousands of participants, traditionally passes through a Zuma Beach undercrossing at Busch Drive. But recent heavy rains have left that underpass covered in water — water that is now occupied by an endangered fish known as the tidewater goby. cbs news