Dead prawns litter Mojacar beach

Environmental experts investigate as two dead dolphins are washed up in the province during the same week

Dead prawns washed up on Las Ventanicas beach

By Emma Randle

Concerned Mojacar residents called for an environmental investigation after thousands of dead shrimps were washed up on a local beach last Friday.

The shrimp, later identified as krill –small crustaceans found in all the world’s oceans – were lying along the shoreline of Las Ventanicas beach along a 200-metre line, according to Equinac animal rescue association representative Alex Land.

They were originally spotted by a walker who posted the phenomenon on a local social media forum, after which both Equinac and the regional government environmental department visited the scene.

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