Huge Herring Kings Beached on the Shore of Luzon Island in Philippines

14.08.2017

On the eve of the earthquake on the coast of the Luzon Island (Philippines), two herring kings, a male and a female, 3.6 and 4.2 meters long, were found. These huge fish live at depth, and, according to one version, are very sensitive to tremors.

Huge Herring Kings Beached on the Shore of Luzon Island in Philippines

The earthquake magnitude was 6.6 points. It is not excluded that the herring kings experienced a change in the water composition caused by seismic activity. According to scientists, before the strong earthquake in Tohoku (Japan) in 2011, 20 herring kings were thrown on the shore. However, some experts believe that there is no direct connection between these phenomena.

Local residents buried the fish found on the beach. Before that, an autopsy was carried out, nothing strange was found inside the kings.

The herring king is also called the strap-fish. In length it can reach 11 m with a weight of 272 kg. This is the longest bone fish from of our time, it is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.