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Saturday, July 02, 2005

You Shoulda Seen the One That Got Away


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A Thai catfish weighing 646 pounds set a fresh water fish record. It was weighed by researchers trying to identify, study and conserve large fish around the world.


One of the guys in the study was proud to say, “I’m thrilled that we’ve set a new record, but we need to put this discovery in context: these giant fish are uniformly poorly studied and some are critically endangered." He is a fellow with the World Wildlife Fund, which is partnering with the National Geographic Society. "Some, like the Mekong giant catfish, face extinction.”

I dunno. Maybe if they left them in the water…

2 Comments:

  • At 2:07 PM, Blogger Gindy said…

    This fish is amazing.

     
  • At 6:13 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    Gindy, imagine 1000 pound test line on a fiberglas rod! Sucker probably fought, too. Must have used a pig for bait...

    -Greg

     

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