Fishy Phenomenon

Fishy phenomenon

Reading a recent article on fish stranding in Kerry, Ireland and being interested in our marine life past and present, I thought it about time to report on something similar I was lucky enough to see, that I had not seen before in many years of being by the sea, on the 26th and 27th of August 2014 with the usual spring tide that occurrs then, there occurred great shoals of whitebait, I have seen these before but not on such a scale and the mackerel chased them into the shallows of the stone bank on the Taille at Les Ecrehous, leaving large amounts of whitebait stranded and even a few mackerel went to far, I took advantage and scooped some up and had whitebait for starters two evenings on the trot.

This phenomenon also was happening in the UK with it making the news on the BBC and filmed earlier that month in Dorset  and photographs published by the Ecology Consultancy, and reported in the Plymouth Herald and noted at Carlyon Bay. It also made the national papers being reported in the Sun

Whitebait under attack from Mackerel

Whitebait under attack from Mackerel

Stranded on the Taille

Stranded on the Taille

whitebait3Not as dramatic as sardines stranded as reported in the Siberian Times

These and other reports are seen by some to be some biblical end of the world prophecy which when compiled together do make grim reading,

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