Thousands of Sardinella Lemuru Found Stranded Off Coast of Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu

Thousands of small fish are found stranded off coast of Batu Bolong beach in Canggu on Monday (7/15) at 9 PM local time, Radar Bali reports. This rare phenomenon has put the local residents into shock at first, but the they eventually pick up and bring home most of the stranded fish.

According to Mustara, one of the local residents, the event is regarded as a natural phenomenon which occurs annually at this beach. “This is an annual phenomenon. This year, it’bee happening since early last month,” added Mustara.

However, according to Mustara, the amount of the stranded fish today is not this big when it was first happened in early June last month.

Many people commented on this phenomenon through social media platform, most of them are linked it with a something bad that is going to occurred such as natural disaster like earthquake or Tsunami.

According to the Chief of Fisheries Port of Pengambengan, Bagus Oktori, as reported by Detik News, the phenomenon occurred since the fish were attracted to light at the beach so they came towards the surface and get stranded.

These thousands of stranded fish are known to be Lemuru fish, which is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella according to Wikipedia. This type of fish is small in size and is less popular than its relatives Sardinella melanostica or the Japanese Sarden. Lemura fish is mostly found in Bali straits.



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