The ongoing cataclysmic marine mass die-offs along coastal Chile are growing in intensity after beachgoers discovered millions of prawns and hundred cormorants dead on different Pacific coast beaches.
Officials say this marine ecosystem collapse is due to extreme red tides linked to the 2015 El Nino. But there is probably something else behind!
Chile is currently experiencing an unprecedent series of mass die-offs along the Pacific coast. Yesterday, two more were added to the long lists: prawns and cormorants.
Millions of shrimps die on beach in Arica, Chile on May 9, 2016
Staff of the National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca) are currently investigating the still mysterious causes of a massive prawn die-off on a beach called Lisera in the town of Arica, Chile.
— Andrés Gonzalez (@_ChiruChiru) May 9, 2016
One hundred cormorants found dead on beaches of the central zone of Chile on May 9, 2016
About 100 cormorants were found dead on the beaches of El Tabito (50 bodies) and Matanzas (50 bodies). The cause of their death is still unknown but is most probably not linked to third parties. Officials believe these birds are possibly victims of bycatch. And what about if the fish or shrimps they ate was infected by the poisonous red tide?
The bad consequences of this red tide are so apocalyptic that there may be also something else behind these die-offs.