[FoRK] The one that got away (not)

J. Andrew Rogers andrew
Thu Jun 30 17:11:05 PDT 2005


Robert Harley wrote:
> Not a fake pic (AFAICT):
>
>   http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/more/06/30/fish.ap/p1_catfish.jpg


Southeast Asia has some enormous catfish, several hundred pounds on the
high end.  Not that many left though, as the rivers are all being fished
out.  The only thing that saves them is their growth and reproductive rate.

An adult Mekong Catfish will come in around 3 meters long and 300
kilograms.  That's a big fish, and makes the picture perfectly plausible.


j. andrew rogers



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