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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

“Wow that’s .......!” Freaky Fish Found in Canadian Arctic

long-nosed chimaera found

What is that? Can people eat it?
According to a researcher at a Canadian university, it is a hardly ever seen fish from the arctic.
Nigel Hussey, a researcher who works with the Ocean Tracking Network says that the fish is a mysterious breed known as a "long-nosed chimaera." The photo of this fish–which has only been caught one other time– has gone viral across the Internet.


The fish was reeled in by a fishing boat along the Davis Strait in Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada and was mistaken as another breed of fish known as a goblin shark.
According to Hussey, "Only one of these fish has previously been documented from the Hudson Strait". "Potentially, if fish deeper, maybe between 1,000 and 2,000 meters [3,000 to 6,000 feet], there are actually quite a lot of them there. We just don't know."
The freaky find displays characteristics from relative breeds of Sharks and Stingrays with a tail like a whip and a long, pointed nose and can grow to over three feet in length.
Some species of chimaera are even eaten as food in some parts of the world.

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