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55 Feet Long Unknown Fish Species Found in China
IBT ^ | 29 April 2011 | IBT

Posted on 05/01/2011 10:45:03 AM PDT by Palter

A 55 feet long fish has been found in the seashore of Guangdong, China.

According to a local newspaper, the big fish weighs at least 10,000 pounds.

Hwang, a 66-years-old fisherman living in the near area, said he has never seen anything like this in his whole life and that the fish was tied with ropes when it was first found.

Many people have flocked to see this strange specimen since its discovery, although its rotting corpse already emits a foul smell.

The people living in the area think the fish was caught by some fisherman but was abandoned due to its heavy weight, hence the ropes.

Due to the serious decay of the fish's body, it is almost impossible to identify the species, according to the local newspaper.

The fish was discovered on April 25th.

According to a local newspaper, the big fish weighs at least 10,000 pounds.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animal; china; fish; jonah
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1 posted on 05/01/2011 10:45:07 AM PDT by Palter
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To: Palter

I think its called a “whale”


2 posted on 05/01/2011 10:47:32 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: PGR88

LOL Those were my first thoughts too!


3 posted on 05/01/2011 10:49:11 AM PDT by melsec
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To: Palter

He only had 8,000 lb test line on his reel.


4 posted on 05/01/2011 10:50:13 AM PDT by DManA
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To: PGR88

Sure, but a dead whale isn’t much to of a thread, unless they blow it up. I go with giant made in china fish that lost a battle with Trump.


5 posted on 05/01/2011 10:50:32 AM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: DManA

Breeding grounds just NE of Fukushima, Japan.


6 posted on 05/01/2011 10:54:19 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

7 posted on 05/01/2011 10:55:19 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Palter

Irradiated harribut?


8 posted on 05/01/2011 10:55:26 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Palter

Sturgeon


9 posted on 05/01/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT by SouthDixie (The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.)
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To: Palter

Is this a long fish that has 55 feet?


10 posted on 05/01/2011 10:58:03 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Palter

You should have seen the one that got away..


11 posted on 05/01/2011 10:58:30 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Palter

These things don’t jump like those Asian Carp, do they?


12 posted on 05/01/2011 10:58:30 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Nuclear sushi.


13 posted on 05/01/2011 10:59:04 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Palter

Probably a less hideous relative of Henry Waxman or James Carville.


14 posted on 05/01/2011 11:02:15 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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Please Donate



15 posted on 05/01/2011 11:04:57 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

That is a funny picture :)


16 posted on 05/01/2011 11:12:58 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Palter

According to the bible Jonah was swallowed by a fish and to some skeptics this proves that the bible is in error because fish are not large enough and that only a whale is large enough and whales are not fish.


17 posted on 05/01/2011 11:21:27 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: PGR88

Are whales considered fish?


18 posted on 05/01/2011 11:21:40 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Palter

Scituate Sea Monster redux.


19 posted on 05/01/2011 11:23:36 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: PGR88
I think its called a “whale”

The Bible says it was a 'great fish'...

20 posted on 05/01/2011 11:25:45 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 829 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: Palter

That’s a lot of sushi wasted!


21 posted on 05/01/2011 11:28:45 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: traderrob6

no


22 posted on 05/01/2011 11:35:55 AM PDT by fish hawk (Obama = "low-level socialist organizer". Allen West)
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To: Palter

What do you use as bait?

Somebody email the “Hooked” and “River Monsters” guys.


23 posted on 05/01/2011 11:38:06 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Yeah, had 55 feet and was found IN not ON the seashore, so that explains
why it’s never been seen before.

What a whale of a story.


24 posted on 05/01/2011 11:38:36 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: traderrob6

Maybe it was a whale shark. Or a witch shark.
Was it made of wood?


25 posted on 05/01/2011 11:39:45 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Ohhhh, look! BABY GODZILLAS!


26 posted on 05/01/2011 11:39:45 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: tumblindice
I think that's, "Illadiated harribut."

8^D

27 posted on 05/01/2011 11:44:43 AM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval")
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To: fish hawk

Author must be reading too much Melville.


28 posted on 05/01/2011 11:45:50 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Palter

chinese flatfish?

very rare.


29 posted on 05/01/2011 11:46:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Gargantua

There is no `l’ in the Nipponese alfalfabet.
Bailiff, whack Gargantua’s pee-pee!

[Hey, that’s quite a codfish you’re sporting there fella ...]
Bailiff!


30 posted on 05/01/2011 11:54:14 AM PDT by tumblindice (Freedom of speech is for me and thee ........................or at least me.)
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To: PGR88

Maybe, but in the picture it looks like a fish-it’s flipper looks like it would move back and forth, left to right, not up and down the way a mammal’s flipper does.


31 posted on 05/01/2011 11:55:13 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: traderrob6
This is being translated from Chinese character language.

This could be a fish or photoshop.

I kinda' go with the whale idea since in the lower left you see the toes in the rear fin.

32 posted on 05/01/2011 11:56:47 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Raycpa
Jonah was swallowed by a creature called "The Great Fish" which is not just any fish. "The Great Fish" is a predecessor to Krishna in Hinduism. He saves Noah by pushing his boat to Mt. Ararat and then turning into the gigantic 8 headed cobra form ~ which he uses as arm/ropes to tie the boat to the mountain so it's not crashed and dashed to pieces.

"The Great Fish" also occurs in Sumerian, and later Babylonian religious stories and symbolism.

33 posted on 05/01/2011 12:00:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Raycpa
Oh, one more, Jesus himself is thought by some to be "The Great Fish", hence one of the reasons for using the Fish symbol in early Christianity. Yet others argue that Jesus manifest himself inside the fiery furnace where Mishak, Shadrak and Abendego were being burned. (No doubt this later experience was used to justify Friday afternoon fishfries).

On the other hand there may well be GIANT FISH roving around the world and they catch people. We just don't see them often ~ maybe no more than every 3 or 4,000 years!

34 posted on 05/01/2011 12:04:05 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Palter

Nippon Radiation?


35 posted on 05/01/2011 12:07:06 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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36 posted on 05/01/2011 12:17:31 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (There have not been 50 million babies murdered in America; there has been 1 murder, 50 million times)
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To: muawiyah

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/saywhat.wav


37 posted on 05/01/2011 12:17:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Palter
The pic they didn't release. Didn't want to cause widespread panic...


38 posted on 05/01/2011 12:19:12 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (There have not been 50 million babies murdered in America; there has been 1 murder, 50 million times)
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39 posted on 05/01/2011 12:34:17 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Palter

So no one in China thought to take a picture BEFORE the fish rotted?


40 posted on 05/01/2011 12:42:29 PM PDT by StrictTime
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To: traderrob6

No. They nurse their babies with milk, and so are considered mammals. Milk=mammaries=mammal. Something I learned in college....


42 posted on 05/01/2011 1:16:09 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Palter
Dynomite owns whale carcases. LOL I remember the bigger mess that was created.
I guess they expected the whale to just disapear. What a riot.

Thank you for bringing up that funny bit.

43 posted on 05/01/2011 1:17:38 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Palter
They'll just eat it.

They eat everything.

44 posted on 05/01/2011 1:20:33 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Amberdawn
I think it's Mammaries = Mammals = Dolly Parton.
45 posted on 05/01/2011 1:20:51 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Natural Born Taxpayer on Board...)
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To: tumblindice

BUURRRNNNNNN!!!!!!!


46 posted on 05/01/2011 1:26:27 PM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: Palter

Hell, I use those for bait.


47 posted on 05/01/2011 1:29:49 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Palter

Looks like they’ve already got a price tag on it...


48 posted on 05/01/2011 1:30:35 PM PDT by stormer
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To: muawiyah

Thanks for letting me know the origin of “fish stories”.


49 posted on 05/01/2011 2:40:30 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Kickass Conservative

Lol!


50 posted on 05/01/2011 2:44:23 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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