The Iceland Review has been quoted at this blog since 2006 and the editor, Eyglo and I know one another and exchange greetings. It’s the quaintness of the subject matter and the English employed to express it which I think I love most.
Today’s is no exception:
Attempts at pushing the surviving herring in Kolgrafafjörður, West Iceland, out of the fjord with low frequency sound have been unsuccessful.
The herring in Kolgrafafjörður. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
According to manager of the marine resources division at the Icelandic Marine Research Institute (Hafró), Þorsteinn Sigurðsson, there are likely more than 200,000 tons of living herring in the fjord.
Specialists from Hafró are currently in Kolgrafafjörður considering other alternatives, visir.is reports.
An estimated 52,000 tons of herring died in the fjord.