KLANG – The sudden surge of thousands of cockles at a sandy area in Pulau Ketam, Selangor had created woes when it was seen as the early signs of natural disaster.
China Press reported that the unusual phenomena happened last Sunday where the cockles appeared in bulks from the mud, causing the sandy area to be filled with the mollusc.
As it was the first in the history of the area, some residents began to imagine the tsunami tragedy which hit Sulawesi, Indonesia recently.
Earlier, the island residents have been kept on their feet over woes of high tide in October.
“The cockles would usually remain in the mud. This time, they resurfaced in bulks when the tide was low,” said a resident.
The sandy area would be flooded during the high tide but it would reappear when the tide is low.
In a normal circumstances, the people need to dig into the mud in order to harvest the cockles. However, with the unusual phenomena, the island residents only needed to pick them up without needing to dig.
Many islanders were seen to take the opportunity to pick up the cockles. Nevertheless, those cockles had no commercial value, but only as food for their families. -MalaysiaGazette