Something to freak out about: Three-eyed fish caught near nuclear power plant

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A group of fishermen on a reservoir in the Córdoba province of Argentina landed something a little bit different. The fish they caught had an extra eye.

The reservoir where the three-eyed wolffish was reeled in has hot water from a nearby nuclear facility pumped into it, prompting concern among locals.

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Oh. My. Gosh. Obligatory reference:

The water discharge from the nuke plant is mentioned but this water should not be radioactive. And, I’m not certain at this point if that is an eye or tumor or injury or something else. I could find no more info on how often this mutation occurs. But, here is a picture of a normal wolf fish (Hoplias aimara). Commence freak out.

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  8 comments for “Something to freak out about: Three-eyed fish caught near nuclear power plant

  1. idoubtit
    October 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Speculation also includes possible problem with the pineal gland (or third eye) that is in this location.

  2. Anonymous
    October 30, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    That’s really fishy

    • idoubtit
      October 30, 2011 at 2:04 PM

      Good one!

  3. snoma
    November 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Blinky is real, folks! Damn you, Charles Montgomery Burns!

  4. Massachusetts
    December 8, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    I think Lovecraft wrote a freaky horror story about the pineal gland, like it allowed you to see into another, horrific dimension very near our own. But now we have television to fulfill this task.

  5. Massachusetts
    December 8, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    Some people are pushing for Thorium-based nuclear power, which is difficult or impossible to weaponize, produces much less radioactive waste, and is a much more plentiful metal than Uranium. And fish love it!

    • idoubtit
      December 8, 2011 at 10:03 PM

      Nice warm water from the plant discharge…

  6. Massachusetts
    December 8, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    I had tropical fish for many years but eventually they all died. Maybe I should test my apartment building for radiation? hmmm…

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