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An estimated 20 tons of dead herring recently turned up on one of Norway’s beaches and then as quickly as it was there, it mysteriously disappeared. The mass amount of dead fish turned up and New Years Eve, and there still doesn’t seem to be a clear explanation as to what happened.

“People say that something similar happened in the 80s,” said local resident Jan-Petter Jorgensen, 44, who was walking his dog Molly when he made the discovery. “Maybe the fish have been caught in a deprived oxygen environment, and then died of fresh water?” Jorgensen asked.

Other possible explanations include them being driven ashore by predators or washed ashore by a powerful storm surge, but the truth may never be known.

Immediately after finding the fish, locals had to begin planning what they would do with so much dead animal matter, but lucky for them nature cleaned up its own mess, and as quickly as they appears, they were washed back in to the North Sea.

Via: Marine Engineers Network Articles

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