Thousands of sardines and anchovies died on a beach Chile On Saturday (19), the local authorities were informed.
Fish accumulate on the sandy strip of Tomé Beach, in the Bío-Bío region, more than 650 kilometers from the capital, Santiago.
Tommy Mayor Yvonne Rivas said in an interview with local television that the geography of the place makes cleaning work difficult.
“This is not an area that we can easily access,” Rivas said. “We also can’t bring in equipment to remove the carcasses, as we do to clean up the seaweed that clings to the coast.”
“Here, we will need the help of manual workers,” the mayor explained.
At the same time that they are trying to clean the beach, which has already begun to emit unpleasant odors, environmental authorities are investigating the water quality in the area.
There is still no official reason why the animals died. Some residents report low levels of oxygen in the deep waters.
According to the fishing community, fish will end up swimming close to shore in search of oxygen nutrients.
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