Dead sardines stretching 1km wash ashore in Japan

SAPPORO, Dec 09 (Canberra Times) - Thousands of tonnes of dead sardines have washed up on a beach in northern Japan for unknown reasons, officials say.

The sardines and some mackerel washed ashore in Hakodate on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Thursday morning, creating a silver blanket along a stretch of beach about a kilometre long.

Local residents said they have never seen anything like it.

Some gathered the fish to sell or eat.

The town, in a notice posted on its website, urged residents not to consume the fish. ...continue reading

Dec 09 (ANNnewsCH) - 北海道函館市で見つかった海岸を埋め尽くすほどの大量のイワシ。その量は数千トン規模とみられています。この謎の現象。一体、何が起きたのでしょうか。  ...continue reading

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