Another day, Another strange occurrence. Now reports are coming in that “Millions” of dead shellfish have reportedly washed ashore at Waihi Beach in New Zealand and has shocked local residents and has become an internet sensation.  One eyewitness named Jeanette McCallum claimed she was walking with a friend near the beach on Tuesday when they came across the dead bed of shellfish, as far as their eyes could see.  “We just couldn’t believe it. It’s just so shocking,” she said. “I’d say there would have been millions.

“They were deep. So when you stood on them, you could notice you just sank down into them. They would be at least ankle deep.” McCallum captured a video of the find and has quickly become popular on Facebook. As of 3.30pm the video had been viewed more than 45,870 times with hundreds of comments.

Sources indicate that a Ministry of Primary Industries spokeswoman claims it had only just learned of the incident and investigators are now looking into the event to try to establish what happened. “At this time, we don’t know what caused the mass mortality,” she said. “It is not uncommon for shellfish to be affected by big flooding events or issues with water quality as a result of such events.”