Mystery as thousands of dead fish wash up on deserted beach in Mexico

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Thousands of fish stranded in the beach of Acapulco in Mexico


Thousands of fish have washed ashore on a Mexican beach, leaving residents stunned over the mystery of the mass death.

Footage captured at Acapulco beach in the south-western Mexican state of Guerrero shows a huge school of fish lying lifelessly on the sand.

Local residents including young children rush to see the bizarre scene while some try to scoop the fish up in their arms.

Some try to fill up their baskets and buckets with fish and others are seen dropping the fish onto their pickup truck.

It is believed that the fish belongs to a species of mackerels or a common jackfish.

Thousands of fish stranded in the beach of Acapulco in Mexico

According to reports, some residents believed the phenomenon was caused by the absence of people due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

But Sabas Arturo de la Rosa Camacho, who is in charge of maintaining the beaches in Acapulco Municipality, believed the mysterious appearance of the fish has nothing to do with coronavirus.

He also rejected claims that the phenomenon was caused by a lack of oxygen in the water.

The official believes it was caused by schools of jackfish approaching the shore to hunt for sardines, according to reports.

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Locals welcomed the arrival of thousands of fish on the beach as fish traders and markets have been closed during the lockdown.

Several beaches in Acapulco hit the headlines last week when neon-blue bioluminescence was spotted in the rolling waves at night.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Mexico has registered 15,529 cases of Covid-19 and 1,434 related deaths.





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