Silver fish washed ashore

Silver fish washed ashore

Silver fish washed to the shore at Amasekariya in Hejamady on Wednesday.

A variety of fish called ‘Silver’ was washed to the coast near Amasekariya in Hejamady in Udupi district on Wednesday morning.

The residents of Hejamady, Mulki, Yermal and Palimar areas collected the fishes in a large quantity from the seashore in Hejamady.

Mangalore Research Centre (MRC) of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Mangaluru, principal scientist Dr Prathibha Rohit said that the low oxygen level in the zones at sea may be the cause behind the phenomenon. However, she stressed on the research. The formation of low oxygen zones at sea is due to the upwelling which forces the fishes to the shore as the waves bring them along with them, she added.

Most of the fishes were alive as they were caught by the people. The Silverfishes are clustered living beings and their habitat is dense and deep with huge length in size.