Dead cuttlefish
© Twitter / Leonidas Romero Sáez
Dead cuttlefish
Thousands of cuttlefish mysteriously washed up on Santa Maria off Coronel, Chile on January 12, 2016.

The cause of the mass die-off remains unexplained.

The animals appeared in the South Island Harbor.

Scientists have started insvestigating the possible causes for this mysterious and apocalyptical mass die-off.


First images of this mass kill were widespread by Mayor Leonidas Romeros on Twitter.

Dead cuttlefish
© Twitter / Leonidas Romero Sáez
Toxicological tests are now underway.
Masiva varazón de jibia se registra a esta hora en la Isla Santa María, informan habitantes de la zona. @sernapesca pic.twitter.com/Gtph1StM12

— Alejandro Navarro (@senadornavarro) January 12, 2016
While it may be natural, this cuttlefish mass die-off may also result from water contamination.