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    If this isn't photoshopped..

    Then what the hell kind of fish is it? (and why kill it)
    Looking at the hands I don't think it is, but bloody hell...

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    Quite sure that's an oarfish of the family Regalecidae. Species name Regalecus glesne. This is the sucker that made its way into the countless sea-serpent stories of time gone by. I think the largest one ever measured was a bit more than 8m long. You'll often see the photo of the one below in Asia.


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    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAdamJones
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    i agree, better left alive though in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAdamJones
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    i agree, better left alive though in my opinion.
    Yea. I would rather see this thing alive too, but we've got no control over such things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAdamJones View Post
    [ but we've got no control over such things.
    WE...have all the control...

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    I know what he meant.

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    Who says its dead?

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    Looks dead to me.

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    I reckon its just a bit tired after being caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    I reckon its just a bit tired after being caught.
    I still reckon it's dead.

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    These feckers take yonks to kick the bucket. Those blokes could hold it as long as they could and it would swim off. They're as common as a Pattaya bargirl and rarely caught by fishermen. I don't see the problem with a few tourists hooking into a story for the grandkids from time to time. The happy clappers* above would be better off taking their own plastic bags to Carrefour than worrying about the bloody oarfish

    * such happy clappers wouldn't carry their own plastic bags for fear of looking uncool ... wankers

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    I adopted the use of reusable shopping bags and reduction of plastic bags as a lifestyle choice quite some time ago Wayne.

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    Good man

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    Wouldn't see me picking that up, it's fuggin 'orrible

    Looks dead too and the bloke on the left looks like he's got boobs

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    I'd like to see that actually swimming in water, it seems it would be very graceful and quite a sight.. If it's so common why hasn't it been videoed swimming before? at least not that has been widely published.. I've seen thousands of aquatic documentaries and animal related videos too and never saw that fish before? Thanks for posting that Dug.. Can't green you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrivingForce
    I'd like to see that actually swimming in water, it seems it would be very graceful and quite a sight.. If it's so common why hasn't it been videoed swimming before? at least not that has been widely published.. I've seen thousands of aquatic documentaries and animal related videos too and never saw that fish before?
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    arfish
    Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772



    A 4 m long Oarfish washed ashore at Anna Marie Island, South of Tampa Bay, Florida, March 2002. Photo D. Miller. View larger image.

    It was initially assumed that the damage towards the tail of the fish resulted from an encounter with a boat propeller. This was not the case. Photo D. Miller. Read an eyewitness account. View larger image.

    The Oarfish with admirers, at Anna Marie Island, South of Tampa Bay, Florida, March 2002. Photo D. Miller. View larger image.

    An Oarfish on the beach at Gisbourne, North Island, New Zealand, April 1989. Photo M. Glass .

    The Oarfish is reported to be the longest of all fishes. It has a ribbon-like body that has been reliably documented to grow to 8 m in length, however specimens up to 17 m in length have been reported.
    It is metallic silver with blotches and wavy markings on the body, and pink or red fins (Oarfish colouration page).
    This species has a concave head profile and a highly protrusible mouth (a characteristic of the order Lampridiformes). It has a dorsal fin that runs the entire length of the body, but lacks an anal fin. There are tiny spines projecting laterally off each caudal and pelvic fin ray.
    The derivation of the common name is uncertain. It may refer to the oar-shaped body, or the long oar-like pelvic fins, or possibly to reports that as the fish swims the pelvic fins scull the water like oars. The pelvic fins are clearly visible in the upper images.
    People most often see Oarfish washed up on beaches (view Mexican washup images). Encounters with live Oarfish are rare (read an eyewitness account). They are sometimes seen on the surface, and this may contribute to tales of sea serpents.
    The Oarfish is found worldwide in all tropical and temperate marine waters. It is thought to live at depths between 20 m and 200 m, where it feeds largely on invertebrates and fishes.
    View a map of the collecting localities of specimens in the Australian Museum Fish Collection.
    Although several species of oarfishes have been described, there is now believed to be only one species.
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    Further reading

    1. Glover, C.J.M. in Gomon, M.F, J.C.M. Glover & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.
    2. Olney, J.E. Ii Paxton, J.R. & W.N. Eschmeyer (Eds). 1994. Encyclopedia of Fishes. Sydney: New South Wales University Press; San Diego: Academic Press [1995]. Pp. 240.

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    they must be fake DD, cos DF has never seen them before, and he has seen thousands of videos!

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    Do they have teeth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    they must be fake DD, cos DF has never seen them before, and he has seen thousands of videos!
    You're such a pedantic and pretentious ass muncher, I never said it was fake I said it isn't so common and the video proves it ISN'T!!~!!



    God!!! what a grade 'A' asshole you are!!! why don't you go back to getting your kitten pregnant again..

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    hows that solar fence going

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    what solar fence is that you're speaking of?? Have no idea what you're on about, but it isn't making you look too bright not knowing what you're referencing.. If you think that is what it is then clearly the problem is in your intellectual and creativity deficit and not in the concept itself..

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