- A seashore in Casiguran, Aurora Province, looked like a pink beach after what appeared to be millions of shrimp krill were washed ashore
- In the now-viral photo shared on Facebook, the shrimp krill nearly covered the entire length of the seashore
- The crustaceans were so numerous that in some areas, it looked like an inch or more thick
- Residents immediately flocked to the seashore to gather pails of the tiny shrimp, which is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world
A seashore in Casiguran, Aurora Province has been transformed into a pink beach after what seemed like millions of shrimp krill were washed ashore.
In a report by ABS-CBN, many people wanted to go to the beach in Casiguran to see for themselves the shrimp krill, which almost covered the entire length of the seashore.
Many of those who went there carried pails to scoop up the krill, which in some areas appear to be more than an inch thick.
A Tribune report stated that some of the residents took photos of the numerous crustaceans and posted them on social media.
One of those posts immediately went viral, which according to PTV News has been shared more than a thousand times.
Shrimp krill, known in local dialect as “alamang,” is considered a delicacy in some parts of the world.
In some cases, they are added to shrimp salad, while in countries like Spain, dried shrimp krill is added to fried rice to make it more tasty.
In other countries, shrimp krill is used as bait in sport fishing, though in the Philippines, they are often used for human consumption.
Aside from its dried variety being added to fried rice like in Spain, Filipinos also ferment shrimp krill and transform into “bagoong” or shrimp paste.
As of writing, experts are still trying to determine what caused the shrimp krills to be washed ashore in Casiguran, Aurora.
Stories that concern natural phenomenon often go viral due to the rarity of such events. What happened in Aurora is not usual, thus, photos, as well as videos of the krill that washed ashore, immediately caught the attention of netizens.
Sea phenomenons, such as the washing ashore of millions of shrimp krill in Casiguran, Aurora, oftentimes have scientific explanations. Around five years ago, wandering Chinese vessels in the Kalayaan Group of Islands allegedly dumped chemicals in the area, killing thousands of fish. The fish were then washed ashore in nearby islands.
The sea also sometimes give humans a glimpse of its secrets. Take the case of one giant dead sea creature found on the seashores of Sarangani province. The eye-witnesses claim that this creature was weighing about 500kg and was approximately 12 ft. long.
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