Chile: Hundreds of dead animals washed up on shore

May 17, 2013. Residents of Chile found about 600 dead animals washed ashore in Punta Choros (Punta Choros), On the northern coast of the country. Officials fear that the death of the animals was caused by fishing with dynamite. Explosions used by fishermen to scare away the sea lions and seals in the water, which compete with them for fish resources.

Fishing is one of the most valuable industries in Chile, which has more than 4,000 km of coastline.

Source: Guardian

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