A large fishing farm near Washington’s Cypress Island is experiencing some bad mojo from the recent totality eclipse. The fish farm’s pen broke due to high tides (caused by the recent eclipse).
Although that claim is being questioned if accurate at this point. It is believed that the eclipse caused waters to rise and caused the pen’s net to break letting out thousands of salmon.
A fish farm’s net pen failed Saturday afternoon when an anchor pulled loose and metal walkways twisted about. Onlookers said it looked like hurricane debris.
The break in the net occurred on Saturday but department officials say the tides ‘had’ been higher in July than August. One pen had 305,000 Atlantic salmon and it isn’t known how many have escaped.
Kurt Beardslee, the director of the Wild Fish Conservancy Northwest, called the escape an “environmental nightmare.”