Seagulls, tourists flock to White Rock pier after thousands of fish wash up on shores

Dec 27 2019, 12:15 pm

Thousands of small fish are washing up along the beach at the White Rock pier, serving up a massive buffet for seagulls in the area, and also causing an influx of tourists.

A number of residents and tourists alike have taken to the area and reported spotting sea lions or seals among the seas of dead fish looking for lunch.

A forum for shopping deals even posted about the fish, saying that “tons of free fish” were available at the White Rock pier.

Experts say, however, that this is not out of the ordinary.

“It appears this situation is a natural occurrence of anchovies washing up,” said Dan Bate with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in a statement to Daily Hive.

The sea of anchovies still makes for quite the sight, and many visitors to the beach seem to think so, too.

Take a look through some of the pictures and videos below:

Some people are even heading down to the pier just to see the sea of fish, and in hopes of spotting Sea Lions.