Beach in northern Norway, covered with tons of dead fish for a second year in a row

Beach in northern Norway, covered with tons of dead fish for a second year in a row

Oslo : Norway | Jan 02, 2012 at 8:15 AM PST
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A dead fish on a Mississippi beach

Several tons of dead herring covered in a New Year's Eve beach in northern Norway, causing confusion among both locals and researchers, reported Monday, the press in Oslo.

A local resident, who did the pictures, says that while working at a fish factory, never saw such a quantity of dead fish, estimating that there are several tons of dead herring Kvaenes beach.

One theory to explain the phenomenon is circulated that a school of herring was caught in the tide after escaping from a predator fish that has followed the shoreline.

Another theory is that the fish was thrown on shore during a storm or is affected by a decrease in water oxygen levels.

Researchers will do tests to see whether fish died from illness.

And last year in the first days after New Year, millions of dead fish were found on the coasts of New Zealand, Brazil and the Chesapeake Bay, the largest in the United States. The discovery occurred after the mysterious death of thousands of birds in Arkansas and Louisiana American states and the Falköping, a town in southwestern Sweden, which has fueled theories about the end of the world.

The phenomenon was repeated but dead birds Saturday, New Year's Eve, the same small town in Arkansas, USA, where it was first observed last year

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