Dead sunfish causes anxiety to residents PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:50

by RG Antonet Go

The discovery of the remains of a deep water fish on waters off barangay Sangali are worrying residents who are interpreting the incident as a foreboding of a dire calamity.

The sunfish was described as 147 cm in height and 171 cm in length.

It is estimated to weigh in at 150 kilos.

Atty Benjan Ilahan, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Fishery Management Regulatory Enforcement Division Chief said that the fish was found floating by a crew member of a cargo vessel at around 10am.

The remains were turned over to the Coast Guard  sub station in the area before being buried along the shoreline of Sangali.

The presence of the sunfish caused anxiety to residents of the city who are interpreting the incident as a sign of an impending calamity, usually an earthquake.

The discovery of the sunfish is the latest among a series of sightings of deep sea fish washed ashore in recent weeks in several parts of the country.

Reports have surfaced about earthquakes happening after the discovery of an oarfish, an elongated type of deep water fish.  (RGAAGo)