Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Mexico investigates death of 250 stingrays found on beach

Mexican authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 250 stingrays found on a beach on the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

Residents and visitors spotted the dead rays on Tuesday on the Chachalacas beach in the town of Ursulo Galvan and posted photos on social media.

Ursulo Galvan's mayor, Martin Verdejo, said witnesses told authorities that fishermen dumped the stingrays on the beach because they were not able to get a good price for them.

A food vendor, Adriana Loredo, said she was at the beach when she saw fishermen dumping the rays from their nets.

Chopped stingray wings are commonly served as snacks in Veracruz restaurants.

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