Something fishy’s going on in a fishing port in Japan, literally – and tons and tons of it too!
June 5, 2012
There are tons and tons of dead sardines washing up on the shore [at the fishing port of Ohara in Isumi City of Chiba Prefecture]
According to the news, the dead fish started washing up around noon of June 3rd, and as of early afternoon on June 4th, the situation still remained pretty much out of control.
We’ve seen the pictures uploaded onto Twitter, and the port looks completely filled with fish – it almost looks like a carpet of sardines. It doesn’t seem likely that any fishing boats will be setting sail from this port soon. There are also, of course, the usual posts and comments on the internet on how this could be an omen, a sign of a coming great natural disaster.
You have to admit the sight is somewhat apocalyptic
h/t Anonymous tip
Published: June 6th, 2012 at 2:37 pm ET
- NBC: Ocean stained with blood at Japanese port city — Gizmodo: “The scariest thing is that no one is sure why this is happening”; 200 tons of dead sardines (PHOTOS) June 8, 2012
- Another fish kill outside Tokyo — I’ve never seen such a thing before says local farmer (PHOTO) June 15, 2012
- Chinese official calls Chiba Port an “area with high radiation risk” June 6, 2012
- Australian TV Report: Many fish caught off Fukushima contain dangerous levels of radioactive material — Japan TV: Fukushima seafood now on sale (VIDEOS) June 25, 2012
- Over 20 microsieverts per hour from car sold in Chiba October 17, 2011