what to do with a giant fish?
bring me 400 potatoes, and a truck of salt. lets get frying
A marine boffin has come across a terrifying 18-foot "sea serpent" off the coast of California. Youtube Video Marine science instructor Jasmine Santana was swimming along the coast of Catalina Island when she came across the huge beast, which was actually a rare oarfish, but nonetheless the "discovery of a lifetime", …
Or they could - stay with me here - cut it into smaller chunks? 3 cuts will make 4x 4.5(ish)ft chunks. That should go in any sensible chest freezer.
"Bury it, wait for it to decompose..." Tosh! Idiots! They can learn more from flesh and skeleton than skeleton alone.
Alas, they won't be able to accompany their "It was THIS big" with the traditional arm gesture... if they could, a human with an 18' arm-span would be even more of a scientific marvel than a bloody-great fish.
On the subject of men with long arms and sea-dwelling animals, I seem to remember a story from a few years back about China's tallest man being drafted in by an aquarium to help them. They had a dolphin that had eaten something it shouldn't, and they required someone with a very long arm to remove the foreign body. On the back of this publicity, the gentleman, in his forties IIRC, found himself a wife (which I'm led to believe is no mean feat in China).
well, indeed. If you want to maintain an air of weary "oh, those old things again" whenever some exotic seabeast hits the news, you could do little better than watch the Octonauts.
I, for example, could manage to be not very excited when pictures of blobfish were all over the news as very ugly fish the other week. *shrug* seen 'em before ...
Mind you, the physics models in Octonauts are dreadful :-)
It's srtange how there are only a total of 17 people in the picture they show of the fish being lifted, yet the guy on the phone claims it needed 25. When you take into account one in the middle and two at each end aren't really lifting...I'd say it could easily have been lifted by 10 people.
Typical! Steve Jobs catches the biggest fish in the world and naturally someone is jumping out of the woodwork from the safety of his armchair to claim it is smaller than Steve said it was.
It's always the same at the Register. Steve Jobs does something great in the world of fishing and there they are to mock.
Let's see *you* invent the iPhone then catch the biggest fish ever in the whole world Mr Smartass.
I note some comment made about californian landlubbers perhaps. More perceptive observations of
American behaviour notably in recent days is "staffers pull massive bony lengthiness", that seems to be a pretty commonplace event over there. I doub't John Kerry would even able to find it to get started..people who seek to place others in combat are not particularly well endowed ...with brains or courage..or anything else. Funny how as I write I realise how much Kerry looks like a stocking-faced or perhaps Muppet version of, and sounds in every way similar to, GW Bush.
On a less serious note..."what's going on" down in the depths is a question of extreme importance. With mankind tolerant if not encouraging of the dumping of wastes including pharmaceutical and land ruining toxins, raw sewage and heavy metals which is symbolic of the reasons for climate change denial...greed and corruption... perhaps the dead oarfish ought to be regarded more as a message from nature than a funny- old-critter found floating-around after dying of old age.Ok...sure, It might have 'carked it' from getting a an eye-full beached whales... American bellies and backsides male and female, in g-strings. Sight- enough to kill a brown dog, an oarfish wouldn't have achance if it wasn't able to 'down periscope" and dive-dive-dive.
Polluters...along with politicians and their new order, the most vile criminals of our time....Bring back the Gulag and cat o' nine and introduce polluters to some real "to be---or not to be" questions. For those who already LIKE being whippped the Gulag can offer a very sobering experience even on its own. Fixing up a few fences and papering over the cabin-cracks could bring a new era in international relations by leasing some of the old Siberian "holiday camps for white collar criminals" from Putin.Voila
There will be more showing up. Whatever they feed on is no longer where they expect it to be.
Starfish melting in Canadian waters.
Sardine fishery collapse, humpbacks missing
One word: Clusterfukushima
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