Millions of dead sea creatures have washed up ashore along miles of of Mokuleia beaches in Hawaii, leaving experts baffled.
Recently, tens of thousands of dead crustaceans were spotted along the beaches just days after thousands of toads were spotted washed up on the North Shore.
Tens of thousands of crustaceans wash ashore along miles of Mokuleia beaches — There’s an odd pink tint to the sand along Mokuleia thanks to tens of thousands tiny crustaceans that have washed ashore. But what the creatures are and where they came from is a bit of a mystery. “I don’t know what’s going on over there.
But I’ve never seen anything like this,” said resident said Elisah Rivera. “And it’s millions, it’s not thousands, it’s millions. We actually walked all the way along the way, and it went all the way, about two miles down.”… It’s unclear what they are.
Some say they’re crabs, others say shrimp, some suspect lobsters. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says they appear to be baby shrimp… Environmentalist Carroll Cox he found about a dozen dead sea cucumbers washed up on shore as well. He believes the creatures are baby crabs.
‘There are other species. I just noticed sea cucumbers found in a small area along with the crab. So that causes concern when you have more than one species impacted with an event. That should trigger some alarm,” Cox said…
KGMB transcript, May 4, 2017: “It’s a mystery in Mokuleia as millions of tiny crustaceans wash up on shore.”
KHON transcript, May 2, 2017: “Last week we told you about thousands of toads washing up on the North Shore — now thousands of dead crabs washing up to North Shore beaches.”