The shores of Acapulco’s beaches were this weekend teeming with masses of fish packed so tightly they looked like an oil slick from above.
Thousands of sardines, anchovies, stripped bass and mackerel surged along the coast of the Mexican resort in an event believed to be linked to the devastating Japanese tsunami.
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Delighted fishermen rushed out in wooden motor boats, abandoning their rods and nets and simply scooping the fish up with buckets.
There were about 20 or 30 fishermen and there were people who came with their kids to take advantage of it,’ Carlos Morales said.
The fishermen attributed the bizarre phenomenon to the unusual currents unleashed by tsunami that followed the earthquake in Japan.
Experts couldn’t be sure.
‘It would fall into that category where you would love to make the connection, but who knows?’ said Rich Briggs, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
‘Tsunamis can change local currents, but it’s hard to make a firm connection.’
Gonna be a busy week for Crew Istaboa.
Friends from Memphis are coming in today for a brief stay. Mary and Cleavy have been friends for many years and it'll be fun to see them. Looks like the weather is going to cooperate also, so a large time will probably be had.
Then B-n-Law and S-n-Law are cruising down from up north in their new boat. Their plans are to stay a few days before crossing Lake Okeechobee and heading back north to the Pan-Handle and Mexico Beach, Fl, which is home for them.
And... Cap'n Will is back in town so.... a fishing trip is being planned for later in the week.