Skip to comments.Sunfish Washes Ashore In Volusia County [Pics of 800lb Sun Fish wash ashore in FL]
Posted on 02/15/2011 7:31:24 AM PST by greatdefender
See Site for see the pictures. It is Huge!
I wonder why the pics washed ashore?
The fish had them in its camera.
Holy mackerel Andy!
Fish do not age. They simply continue growing. Eventually they die from predation, bad enviro, lack of food, poison, parasites, injury or whatever. Theoretically a fish can live forever. The vagaries of the environment, however, see to its dispatch. This sunfish was probably trying to escape internal parasites. A necropsy should be in order.
Fish age. Any aquarium owner can tell you that.
what sunfish? All I see is Rose O Donnell sunbathing.
George W. Bush.
I’ve seen bigger.
Strange animal. They are almost incapable of moving with their fins. They sort of loll there in the sun, apparently eating jellyfish they come across.
On the other hand, we accidentally hooked one once, and it used its whole body like a fin, and skipped across the water out of sight. We had to break it off. Wow!
Of possible interest ping!
This is not an unusual size for this kind of fish. You can see them at the aquariums.
At New Smyrna Beach? It was probably trying to escape sharks. That place is the shark-bite capital of the world, a fact we learned AFTER we bought a timeshare there.
I got the charcoal grill all fired up!
Ding, ding, ding! Dinner’s on! Who’s got the crawfish? Who’s got the chili?
Excellent with dolphins and butter.
Met one of them while skindiving off Soldier Key in Biscayne Bay. Big dude.
Scared the pee-pee out of me until I realized what it was.
With a side of harp seal.
I own hundreds of aquariums. Fish do not age.
Let’s not forget a “cold one” too with it. LOL!
Either that or this
Sorry but you’re just plain wrong. And probably lying about the number of aquariums, hundreds would be a lot of work, like pretty much every waking hour. Not to mention the cost.
Oh and the expected lifespan of the fish in question is between 85 and 105 years depending on gender. They have an expected lifespan because they age.
I guess you've never witnessed a salmon run.
The salmon die from being in fresh water too long. Their bodies cannot tolerate it.
I own a tropical fish store. Have studied fish and been raising them for 50 years. Sorry but youre just plain wrong.
If fish didn’t age you’d go out of business. Assuming that really is your business. But given that you’re trying to sell an idiotic lie of fish immortality I frankly see no reason to believe anything you say about anything.
You are not aware that many salmon spawn and die in salt water. There are a number of areas where this occurs in Southeast Alaska. The areas are well know to Fish and Game and the commercial fishermen. tk
There are a few people I refuse to sell fish to. Guess you are on my no fish list.
Did not know that. Fish, like all cold blooded animals do not have an aging gene like mammals. The salmon are a critter that spawns only once and dies. Their death is attributable to harmones rather than aging process.
I wouldn’t buy fish from anybody that would say fish don’t age. Because you’re ether a liar or desperately confused. Tell you what, take one of your mollies, put in a separate aquarium, keep it well fed and clean and uncontaminated by other fish and tell me in 5 years if it’s still alive. It won’t be, and it will have died of old age. Because fish age.
I have had mollies live for 10 years. They died from water contamination.
This is fascinating. There are a few lunkheads here who do not care to do any research but simply shoot straight out of their empty heads.
Some fish die from genetic anomoly, weak genes resulting in organ failure. This is not the same as aging in which cells fail to reproduce, skin loses its elasticity and so forth. There are substantial differences between warm and cold blooded animals. The aging process is one.
No you didn’t.
Go to any of these three pages:
Click on any fish in there. Notice every single one that we have any useful data on has a lifespan entry. Because, even in a perfect environment fish will die, they die in that perfect environment because of age.
Funny that you say I’m a lunkhead who won’t do research and shoots straight from my empty head. Since you’re the liar that made crap up and I just provided the research that proves your head is the empty one.
Fish age and you’re a liar. We’re done, have a nice day.
So I guess landlocked salmon should not be living in fresh water? They should be dead!
And these salmon that are "born" in fresh water...and "live" there for 2-3-4 years before migrating to the oceans...should never have survived living in fresh water for all those "formative" years?
Fish has Omega 3 fatty acids, one of the finest and immensely beneficial dietary fatty acids known on this planet. Whereas other fatty acids can increase cholesterol and encourage fat built-up inside the body, fish oils are a wonderful exception. They have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties that can help you live younger, healthier and shining for longer.
The basic aging process starts with free radicals damaging the body cells and altering their configurations. Free radicals are bye-products of oxidation processes associated with metabolism and they're completely unavoidable. The only way to escape their wrath is to fortify the body with powerful anti-oxidants. That's what you get from fish oils. Omega 3 fatty acids that are abundant in fish oils are extremely powerful anti-oxidants that can stop the decay of cells and retard the process of aging at the cellular level.
If it is good for us folks it must be terrific for fish.
An article on the aging process from a genetic viewpoint.
A quote from the artice will suffice.
“Teleosts such as rockfishes also live very long, show no signs of reproductive senescence and grow continuously, albeit slowly (Fig. 3A). Some rockfishes, such as Sebastes aleutianus have been estimated to live over 200 years and show no signs of aging (Cailliet et al., 2001).”
There is, of course, more if one cares to research the phenomenon.