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FISH KILLED IN BOMBARDMENT
Bombardments and exploding mines killed many fish in the Dardanelles. Anzac, French and British cooks, who were keen on seafood, left the war and collected these dead fish. They used them in soldiers’ meals. Many innocent fish of the Bosphorus, such as sea bream and sea bass, became wonderful meals for these uninvited guests.
Even the Germans, our allies, caught a wounded dolphin in this chaos and took it on board the battleship Yavuz (Goeben). Admiral Souchon and his sailors received a gift of natural fish oil from our strait.
Perhaps it was in this war that our fishermen learnt how to fish with dynamite, which is the great scourge of our seas and destroys all other living creatures besides the fish caught. They throw the dynamite into the sea and collect the dead fish from the water.