Tag Archive for fish

Just a fish, not a “monster”

News Morsel: Adele Battersby found the four foot-long beast lying dead on the shore of the Littleborough lake and it’s enough to give you nightmares. Not if you aren’t afraid of FISH. It’s probably a pike. Source: What is this ‘Roch Ness Monster’ washed up at Hollingworth Lake? – Manchester Evening News People might need…

‘Pluck-Ness’ monster resurfaces

It’s summer, the silly news season… A fisherman, Kyle Chapple, spotted a creature floating in Pluck Lake, at the southern tip of Swansea Enterprise Park. He saw it leap from the water to try and snap at a low-flying bird. He thought it was a snake or croc but that’s not likely. What was it? Source:…

Michigan: Another Pacu Panic?

Another specimen of the South American piranha relative has been caught, this time in Michigan. Doubtful News has previously covered pacu stories from Denmark, Paris and New Jersey, as well as the panic associated with unsourced “testical eating” claims about the species. Fortunately, some of the coverage has been less credulous this time around, though…

Giant anchovy die-off pollutes Marina Del Rey

A mass death in the shallows has caused a big smelly problem for residents of the waterfront California town. 70,000 Fish Turn Up Dead in Marina Del Rey | NBC Southern California. Authorities are trying to determine what caused tens of thousands of fish to turn up dead in the waters off Marina del Rey…

Vibrator fish

Well this isn’t weird at all… Norway man finds adult toy in cod’s stomach – The Local. Will fish eat ANYTHING? Anything that looks even remotely like a cephalopod, I suppose. Bjørn Frilund was gutting a large cod he’d caught, when he felt a big lump in its belly. As he cut in, he first…

Ghostly white blue marlin encounter

What an amazing specimen. It was released. Extremely rare albino blue marlin caught on camera for the first time Captain Juan Carlos Zamora with Carlos Espinoza Jimenez and Roberto Salinas on the Spanish Fly were the fisherman who caught snagged the all white everything blue marlin in Costa Rica (they caught and released). But not…

A Result Ten Times Fishier than Expected

Results based on observations from the 2010 Malaspina Expedition have placed a new estimate of the biomass of mesopelagic fish at approximately 1010 (ten billion) tons, which is ten times that of previous estimates. Large mesopelagic fishes biomass and trophic efficiency in the open ocean (Nature Communications journal): With a current estimate of ~1,000 million (Editor’s…

Unexpected, unexplained fish death in Nevada

The stocked habitat suddenly became uninhabitable. THOUSANDS OF FISH DEAD IN NEVADA MARINA MYSTERY. State wildlife officials are trying to figure out why all the fish have died in a northern Nevada marina where the stocked fishery has flourished since the man-made lake was created nearly 15 years ago. An estimated 100,000 trout, bass and…

Video of Mekong River Monster explained

The Mekong river of China, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, is an amazing place, one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world with plenty of incredible creatures. However, having a river monster is ONLY in the eye of the beholder. This video got the attention of a cryptozoological site and…

Two-headed ray fetus in Australian aquarium

Two heads are not better than one in this case. Two-Headed Ray Fetus Found in Australia | LiveScience. While checking up on the pregnant female rays that he was caring for in an aquarium, Australian researcher Leonardo Guida saw that some of the animals had given birth, in April of this year. As he made…

Chimaera fish photo stirs interest

A strange looking mystery fish is identified. Arctic mystery fish identified – North – CBC News A University of Windsor researcher has identified a strange fish caught recently in Nunavut waters. Nigel Hussey, a researcher who works with the Ocean Tracking Network, says the fish some speculated was a goblin shark is actually the mysterious “long-nosed chimaera” — mysterious because they’re rarely…