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Holy mackerel! Plenty of fish in Acapulco seas

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A man takes pictures of a shoal of sardines, an ominous sign alerting about the possibility of a tsunami, since those fish seldom approach the shoreline, in Acapulco, Mexico, on March 11, 2011. Latin American nations warned populations along the Pacific coast to take precautions as a tsunami from Japan's powerful earthquake began to sweep their region, starting in Mexico.

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A man with a sling fishes sardines, an ominous sign alerting about the possibility of a tsunami, since those fish seldom approach the shoreline, in Acapulco, Mexico, on March 11, 2011. Latin American nations warned populations along the Pacific coast to take precautions as a tsunami from Japan's powerful earthquake began to sweep their region, starting in Mexico.

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A large school of fish swims near the coast of Acapulco, Mexico, Friday, March 11, 2011.

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A bather in the Pacific Ocean catches fish after a dense school of fish approached the beach in what residents say was unseen before in the resort city of Acapulco March 11, 2011. The fish appeared near the beach around the time that a tsunami generated by an earthquake in Japan was expected to reach the coast of Mexico, but it is unknown whether there is any relationship between the two events.

 

AP: ACAPULCO, Mexico Something fishy is up in Acapulco.

Masses of sardines, anchovies, stripped bass and mackerel surged close to shore Friday on one beach in the Mexican resort city, packed so tightly near the surface they looked like an oil slick from above.

Delighted fishermen rushed out in wooden motor boats, abandoning their rods and nets and simply scooping the fish up with buckets.  Read the full story here.