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A dog taking a stroll and investigating the large amount of fish that washed ashore.

What’s more mysterious then thousands of Herring washing up dead on a shore in Norway?

How about thousands of herring washing up dead on a shore in Norway then disappearing altogether before anyone attempted a cleanup?! Yeah, I know.

Authorities speculate they all simply just washed out to sea with the tide, but we here at the Museum of the Weird know a cover-up when we see one!

Leave some comments and tell us what you think could be going on here.

The Huffington Post writes:

OSLO, Norway — Tens of thousands of dead herring have carpeted a stretch of coast in northern Norway – and then disappeared again. The fish appeared on New Year’s Eve, leading to speculation that predators might have driven a huge school ashore or the fish could have been washed onto the beach by a powerful storm that hit Norway on Christmas Day. Jens Christian Holst of Norway’s Institute of Marine Research says a combination of several factors was the likely explanation. Locals also started pondering how to clean up the estimated 20 tons of dead fish on the beach in Kvaenes, near Tromsoe, north of the Arctic Circle, before it decayed. But before they could start, the fish disappeared. Holst said Tuesday the herrings have likely washed back into the North Sea.

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