Weird Fish Found in Cave

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The oldest members of the village spoke of the strange cave fish before but others thought the fish were merely a 'fairy tale.' That changed when recently several of the strange duck billed, mustached fish with red lips were caught deep in a lake within the cave Fu Yuan Dong near Daluo village in China's Guangxi province. Specimens were sent to local aquatics institutes for inspection and the experts are baffled and cannot identify them.

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    The Strange Fish from Fu Yuan Dong - Credit: Ananova.com

    An interesting element of this story from Ananova.com is the mention that the area around Daluo village has a number of centenarians - people that have lived for over 100 years - and the waters from the lake in which the fish were found is said to promote longevity. It makes you wonder how old this strange fish may be!

    Source and full story:
    Ananova - 'Alien' fish found in cave lake
     
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  3. divott

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    wow cool fish. think we should steve out to investigate? could be our on the spot reporter. i wonder if he can swim? lol. thnx for this matt.
     
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    Wow, cool fish!! Thanks for posting this Matt. I'm going to read the article right now!
     
  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very cool fish. Look forward to learning what it is
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Talk about walking out of a movie theater in broad daylight, ouch! Kinda looks like a bull.
     
  7. mikejrice

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    That sounds like a good idea. Have you built a body for Steve yet Matt? I picture him in something terminator style but a little bit more approachable:)
     
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    Hold that thought! Inspector gadget! Now that's the kind of Steve I want to meet.

    GO GO GADGET SIPHON HOSE!!!
     
  10. fish-aholic 94

    fish-aholic 94 Gigas Clam

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    You don’t think this is "approachable"?
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  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I would trade that suit for a lot of rope and climbing gear. That fish was pulled out of a lake that was 3,000 feet below the ground!