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Some 250 Stingrays Mysteriously Found Dead On Mexican Beach

Stingray carcasses litter the shore of the Chachalacas beach near the town of Ursulo Galvan on Mexico's Gulf Coast, July 16, 2013.

Stingray carcasses litter the shore of the Chachalacas beach near the town of Ursulo Galvan on Mexico's Gulf Coast, July 16, 2013.  (AP2013)

Is there a stingrayapolypse in Mexico?

About 250 stingrays washed ashore the beach of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, and investigators are trying to figure out why.

Residents and visitors first spotted the dead rays Tuesday on the Chachalacas beach in the town of Ursulo Galvan and posted photos on social media.

Ursulo Galvan Mayor, Martin Verdejo, said witnesses told authorities fishermen dumped the stingrays on the beach because they weren't able to get a good price for them.

Food vendor Adriana Loredo said she was at the beach when she saw fishermen dumping the rays from their nets.

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Chopped stingray wings are commonly served as snacks in Veracruz restaurants.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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