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This is what 200 tons of sardine carcasses look like

Illustration for article titled This is what 200 tons of sardine carcasses look like

Yes, you read that correctly — 200 TONS worth of dead sardines. That's how many fish are believed to have washed ashore in Japan's Isumi City since June 3rd.

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Even more disconcerting? Nobody's really sure what's causing the massive die-off. Some outlets are reporting that the fish died due to lack of oxygen; but while large schools of sardines are known to migrate in coastal waters, what could possibly suffocate 200 tons of fish remains a mystery.

[Japan Today + Chibanippo + @dfnt via Bloomberg News]

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karanjitsidhu
karanjitsidhu

So why is the water red ?