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Dead prawns litter Chile coastline

Posted on Thursday, 21 March, 2013 | Comment icon 22 comments


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Authorities have been left baffled by thousands of dead prawns that have washed up in Chile.

So many of the crustaceans have appeared on the beaches of Concepcion province that the whole landscape has been turned pink. "What we are doing today is compiling the most evidence possible to determine if we are facing some kind of environmental crime," said a police spokesman. A representative of Chile's Environmental and Cultural Heritage Crimes Unit, Victor Casanova, was also on the scene. "We are going to go out to Coronel Bay to determine the physical temperature parameters, electric conductivity, and above all the oxygen, which is an important issue to highlight," he said.

This isn't the first time large numbers of animals have washed up on the shores of South America in recent years, only last month a significant number of dolphins and other marine mammals washed up along the Peruvian coastline for no discernible reason.

"Thousands of dead prawns have washed up on Chile's coastline leaving authorities confused about what could have killed them."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by Zeta Reticulum on 22 March, 2013, 1:56
Why are they red? Are they cooked?
Comment icon #14 Posted by HuntrSThompsun on 22 March, 2013, 6:15
Why complain? It's an all you can eat buffet!
Comment icon #15 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 22 March, 2013, 11:06
. no frank, it isn't. pigs are magical creatures. you can eat every part of them, and they're all delicious. thousands of dead pigs=thousands of people fed. thousands of dead prawns=a couple of gumbos. (apologies if you're hindu dude!!) You obviously didn't see the photos of all the dead pigs on the river bank . Oozing fluids from them have turned the drinking water pink. Between the smog ,red water and dead rotting pig carcasses,China is ground zero for apocalyptic prophecies coming true .
Comment icon #16 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 23 March, 2013, 4:06
Oops ,more apocalyptic stuff in China. Hail the size of eggs, kills 9 people . http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/03/22/the-gods-are-angry-killer-hail-in-china-leaves-nine-dead-%e3%80%90video%e3%80%91/#more-45611
Comment icon #17 Posted by Silver Surfer on 23 March, 2013, 4:20
It was probably lady gaga.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Odds on 23 March, 2013, 9:37
Getting my BBQ ready and off for Chile!
Comment icon #19 Posted by Frank Merton on 23 March, 2013, 9:50
Chile is not a bad place to visit; really spectacular scenery. I would leave off eating what you find on the beach tho.
Comment icon #20 Posted by libstaK on 23 March, 2013, 10:17
All these folk thinking dead pigs or prawns washed up on the beach are an opportunity for a feed - good luck with that, something killed them critters in an untimely fashion. Just saying.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Odds on 24 March, 2013, 6:56
I'm pretty sure it's in jest
Comment icon #22 Posted by Frank Merton on 24 March, 2013, 6:58
Shrimp die all the time; so do pigs, although they usually live a little longer if we let them.


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