AK - Man catches record 200-year-old fish off the coast of Sitka

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Okay, okay - call me a bleeding heart, but I actually feel sorry for Old Mr. Shortraker Rockfish. True, he's a rough looking old customer, and true, if he's that age he had his season in the sun in the murky depths, and, true, he finally met his match fair and square, I'm guessing. But....GOD this fish is ugly - be forewarned, it's both nightmarish and comical at the same time. Two good pictures at link.

    Man catches 200-year-old fish in Alaska. (USA Today Sports)
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    more at the link
     
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  3. tezi

    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    Between that fish and the funeral home thing I watched this morning, I won't be sleeping for another week!

    Dang, that fish is fugly! He looks like he fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down...LOL
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Now - there was a time, possibly in the late 1840s, let's say, when some lady Shortraker Rockfish might have thought he was a dream boat.
     
  5. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    I don't think the fish is ugly. Wonder if this could be a record for a vertebrate - some tortoises get past 200. I know there is some sort of clam that lives to be 500 years old or there abouts.
     
  6. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    *hrmph*
    Let's see how you folks look like when you are 200 years old
    *hrmph*
     
  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Franz Kafka's 130th birthday today; he could have designed this fish as there's something particularly Kafka-esqe about it.
     
  8. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Sitka made me think of the movie, The Proposal.
     
  9. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Don't be offended. Not everybody here knows you're over 200 years old. Just :chillpill:
     
  10. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    It's all about liberal use of sunscreen and exfoliation.
     
  11. Donamena

    Donamena Former Member

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    It's July 4th tomorrow, but I think it would make a rather tough BBQ. Really, how tender would it be?
     
  12. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Yeah well let's see how good you look when you are 200 years old.
    I think it looks pretty good..... for it's age.
     
  13. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    What made you think of eating it?! :puke:
     

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