Proving how interconnected the world really is, Japan’s earthquake has proven to have had huge consequences the world over.
animaltales.info/blog: The shores of Acapulco’s beaches were this weekend teeming with masses of fish packed so tightly they looked like an oil slick from above.
Thousands of sardines, anchovies, stripped bass and mackerel surged along the coast of the Mexican resort in an event believed to be linked to the devastating Japanese tsunami.
Which leads to speculation did the resulting tsunami waves push the fish outwards towards the coast or was the disposition of currents wire trapped that fish ended up being hurdled in one collective surge towards the coastlines?
But at this moment even scientists are stumped.
‘It would fall into that category where you would love to make the connection, but who knows?’ said Rich Briggs, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
‘Tsunamis can change local currents, but it’s hard to make a firm connection.’
Locals report that they have never seen such mass congregation in the resort city before.
But in case you think this is bad news, there is one upside:
Delighted fishermen rushed out in wooden motor boats, abandoning their rods and nets and simply scooping the fish up with buckets.
Tonight in Acapulco, locals will be eating very well…