100-year-old Fish Caught

Two British men on vacation, Nick Calleya from Cubert in Cornwall and George Carstairs from Scotland caught a 100-year-old fish in the Fraser River in British Columbia in Canada. The 500 pound white sturgeon was 10 feet long! After taking pictures and video of the catch, the fishing guide who had piloted the boat tagged the huge fish with a microchip ID as part of a conservation research project and released it back into the river. Link -via A Welsh View

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fish can be aged by the concentric rings on their scales -- just like deciduous trees have "tree rings". a new ring is added each year of growth and with a sampling of scales, ichthyologists are able to age fish very accurately.
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It's not that I'm a big whale lover (being a pro-Darwinist and all) it just irks me that the Japanese will nod and smile and say "we don't hunt whales, we JUST collect several hundred a year for SCIENTIFIC studies".

Yet with all that "science" going on, it's weird that Japan is not renown for their vast number of publications featuring all that whale "research" (cooking articles don't really count).

It be alot more honest if Japan would just man up and say, "we're hunting whales - suck it mammal lovers".
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