Special Correspondent

NAGAPATTINAM: Sudden change in the behaviour of the sea was reported at several places on the 188-km coastline of the district in the early hours of Thursday. Fishermen, who ventured into the sea from Point Calimere, Vedaranyam and Pazhayar, became panicky after seeing unusually high tides.

According to fishermen of Vedaranyam and Pazhayar coastal areas, the sea water receded at several hamlets for about 100 metres and advanced at some places. The peculiar behaviour of the sea is being noticed in the last few days. However, fishermen from all villages ventured into the sea for fishing as usual on Thursday.

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