21 June 2019, Friday | 12:21am

Authorities allay fear of people over cockles


SHAH ALAM: There is no cause for alarm over the emergence of thousands of cockles on Pulau Ketam, Selangor.

Contrary to the myth that has spread like wildfire on the social media which linked cockles with impending disaster, Klang Fire and Rescue chief Samsol Maarif Saibani said the phenomenon occured every time the high tide recedes on the fishing island.

“The phenomenon at Pulau Ketam, which is a cockle breeding area, is a normal occurrence every time there are exceptionally high tides.

“The cockles seem to appear on the surface of the sandy part of the island because the high tide recedes much further than usual, and the depth of the water is just 0.6 metre,” he said when contacted by Bernama.


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