A stretch of beach more than 2 miles long in Southern Chile is being overwhelmed by millions of stranded prawns. The doomed crustacens are covering a beach 300 miles south of Santiago, creating giant "red spots" on the sand. Some say ocean currents are to blame, while others say a local, coal-fired thermoelectric plant may be the culprit.
April 1, 2013
Millions of Prawns wash up on Beach
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