Japanese Beach Made Of 200 Tons Of Dead Sardines

June 7, 2012


On the left, a picture of port Ohara in Isumi City, Japan last week. On the right, a picture of the port this week, with bonus 200 tons of dead sardines washed ashore. Now I'm not saying Spongebob didn't make Poseidon's Crabby Patty the way he likes it, but you know how he gets when he has to send food back.

According to Japan Today, the rotting sardine beach started crashing onto the shore over the weekend and continued into this week. It's insane that there were so many sardines on the ground it looked like rocky sand. The smell from the sardines, as you can imagine, is god awful and cleanup projects have begun to bury the sardines in landfills. The scariest thing is that no one is sure why this is happening, some are saying it's a lack of oxygen, others are pointing to it as an omen for another disaster.

Yeaaaaah, this can't be good. Rarely is a plague of dead anything a good omen. Back me up, Bible-times people! Bible-times people? "They've been dead for like 2,000 years." I probably should have known that. They would have backed me up though. Still, you know what worries me even more than all the dead fish? Where are all the seagulls?

Thanks to Jeremy, who told me he loves sardines. Really? I know an all-you-can eat place in Japan, just saying!

  • Is it just me, or does the water look like blood? BLOOD OCEAN

  • But sardines don't exist. It's just a generic term for about twenty different type of small, oily, soft boned fish. And then only once in they're in a can.

  • Guest

    This is really fishy. There might be some sort of bacteria/virus that might of killed large amount of one species o' fish.

  • HektikLyfe


    Something similar like this happened in California. Lack of oxygen was to blame then.

  • Ed

    What about all the things that eat sardines? Will they all die next now, or is 200 tons of sardines not a big deal in the grand scheme?

  • John Archer

    or the navy is testing a high powered sonar weapon that rattles organs so violently the sardines seized up and died from lack of oxygen

  • djcorbijn

    No matter how bad this smells, it probably made the Japanese smell a whole lot better. Get stuck on a Japanese airline and you'll know exactly what I mean.

  • jaunkst

    Most likely depleted O2 from a red tide agal bloom. If the water wasn't red it could be from sulfur dioxide release. I doubt Fukushima is to blame.

  • Derek St. Gelais

    This reminds me of the dead bird scare from a bit ago(a year or two?). What ever happened with that?

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy


  • AKA Cats heaven

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