Thousands of sea creatures wash up on Wales beach
This is the incredible moment tens of thousands of sea creatures were found washed up on a beach.
Gordon McGookin, 39, was enjoying a stroll along the Pensarn waterfront in North Wales when he spotted the vast amounts of starfish and razor clams lying dead on the sand.
Father-of-four Gordon, from Abergele, said he saw the piles of sea creatures spread for almost half a mile on the beach.
Gordon, a former mechanic, regularly walks on the beach but said he has never seen such a bizarre sight in his life.
He said: “I love getting out and about to keep fit so I walk along the beach front as often as I can.
“I looked from a distance away and could see piles and piles of what I assumed was washed up rubbish.
“I took a walk down and I couldn’t believe my eyes – the amount of starfish and razor clams was unbelievable.
“The tide was really far out so I had a look to see if they were actually alive but they all seemed to be dead.
“They must have been there for a few hours and there were seagulls swooping in.”
Gordon, who lives opposite the beach, is now trawling the internet to discover why he saw such a large amount of dead creatures at the same time.
He said: “It’s hard to say how many there were but it was easily into five figures.
“It was a very freaky thing to see because it was so exciting and yet so awful at the same time.
“I’ve never seen anything like that before so I had a look online to try and find out what had happened but I had no luck.
“It’s obviously not unusual to see animals being washed up but it was incredibly strange to see the beach completely covered with them.”