1000s Of Fish Wash Up On Acapulco Beach

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash


This is the moment Mexican residents scoop up armfuls of the thousands of fish that mysteriously washed up on the shore.

The incident took place on the coastline of Pie de Cuesta in the municipality of Acapulco located in the south-western Mexican state of Guerrero.

Sabas Arturo de la Rosa Camacho, in charge of maintaining the beaches in Acapulco Municipality, rejected claims that the phenomenon was caused by a lack of oxygen in the water.

The official believes it was caused by schools of jack fish approaching the shore to hunt for sardines, according to reports.


In the footage, local residents are seen scooping up armfuls of the thousands of fish washed up on the shore.

According to reports, some residents believed the phenomenon was caused by the absence of people due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Locals welcomed the arrival of thousands of fish on the beach as fish traders and markets have been closed during the lockdown.

Several beaches in Acapulco hit the headlines last week when neon-blue bioluminescence was spotted in the rolling waves at night.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Mexico has registered 15,529 cases of COVID-19 and 1,434 related deaths.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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