July 15, 2022, 16:02 | In the world
A sinister herring king was caught off the coast of Chile.
A huge fish, colloquially called the herring king, rose from the deep sea and fell into fishing nets near the city of Arica in Chile, Ukr.Media informs.
While ichthyological scientists from #39; find out what made the sea monster rise from the bottom, the local population was not jokingly scared. It turns out that catching the herring king, according to the omen, is a disaster.
In ancient Japanese culture, the presence of herring on coastal surfaces is associated with the occurrence of such disasters as earthquakes, storms and tsunamis.
Regarding this persuasion, the director of the Chilean Geoscience Network noted that after the appearance of this species there were coincidences in different countries. "On June 11, herrings are observed in Mexico, and ten days later coincidentally, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 occurs, the scientist explained.
According to the researcher, fish can rarely be found in coastal waters , most often it lives in deep waters. Due to the large mass of the "king" cannot resist strong sea currents, therefore, when they appear, it floats to the surface. Perhaps the belief about the appearance of giant fish and the occurrence of disasters is connected with this.