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Sunfish Washes Ashore In Volusia County [Pics of 800lb Sun Fish wash ashore in FL]
WESH 2 Orlando ^

Posted on 02/15/2011 7:31:24 AM PST by greatdefender

See Site for see the pictures. It is Huge!


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: ashore; beached; fish; fl; sunfish

1 posted on 02/15/2011 7:31:30 AM PST by greatdefender
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To: greatdefender

2 posted on 02/15/2011 7:36:53 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: greatdefender

I wonder why the pics washed ashore?


3 posted on 02/15/2011 7:37:06 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

The fish had them in its camera.


4 posted on 02/15/2011 7:37:52 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: greatdefender

Holy mackerel Andy!


5 posted on 02/15/2011 7:38:02 AM PST by ransacked
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To: greatdefender


6 posted on 02/15/2011 7:44:01 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: All

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.


7 posted on 02/15/2011 7:45:41 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Fish age. Any aquarium owner can tell you that.


8 posted on 02/15/2011 7:47:26 AM PST by discostu (this is definitely not my confused face)
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To: greatdefender

what sunfish? All I see is Rose O Donnell sunbathing.


9 posted on 02/15/2011 7:48:46 AM PST by max americana
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To: Louis Foxwell
whatever

George W. Bush.

10 posted on 02/15/2011 7:50:11 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand)
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To: JoeProBono

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!


11 posted on 02/15/2011 7:51:33 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ("And did you exchange a walk on part in a War, for a lead role in a cage?")
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To: mojitojoe

Of possible interest ping!


12 posted on 02/15/2011 7:53:45 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Louis Foxwell

This is not an unusual size for this kind of fish. You can see them at the aquariums.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 7:58:13 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: greatdefender
まんぼう、まんぼう、食べてまんぼう。
14 posted on 02/15/2011 8:01:10 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
This sunfish was probably trying to escape internal parasites.

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.

15 posted on 02/15/2011 8:01:37 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: greatdefender

I got the charcoal grill all fired up!


16 posted on 02/15/2011 8:03:15 AM PST by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: snuffy smiff

Ding, ding, ding! Dinner’s on! Who’s got the crawfish? Who’s got the chili?


17 posted on 02/15/2011 8:11:25 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: greatdefender

Excellent with dolphins and butter.


18 posted on 02/15/2011 8:43:35 AM PST by Larry381
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To: greatdefender

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.


19 posted on 02/15/2011 9:21:10 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Larry381

With a side of harp seal.


20 posted on 02/15/2011 9:28:18 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: discostu

I own hundreds of aquariums. Fish do not age.


21 posted on 02/15/2011 10:32:25 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Larry381

Let’s not forget a “cold one” too with it. LOL!


22 posted on 02/15/2011 10:40:29 AM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: max americana
LOL!

Either that or this

23 posted on 02/15/2011 10:43:18 AM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: Louis Foxwell

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.


24 posted on 02/15/2011 11:19:21 AM PST by discostu (this is definitely not my confused face)
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To: Louis Foxwell
Fish do not age. They simply continue growing.

I guess you've never witnessed a salmon run.

25 posted on 02/15/2011 11:23:46 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: JoeProBono
Recipe for GIANT fish bake needed. Stat!


26 posted on 02/15/2011 11:55:29 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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27 posted on 02/15/2011 12:01:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
That an appetizer for 1 or 2?


28 posted on 02/15/2011 12:07:51 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Osage Orange

The salmon die from being in fresh water too long. Their bodies cannot tolerate it.


29 posted on 02/15/2011 2:20:08 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: discostu

I own a tropical fish store. Have studied fish and been raising them for 50 years. Sorry but you’re just plain wrong.


30 posted on 02/15/2011 2:22:22 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

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.


31 posted on 02/15/2011 2:25:26 PM PST by discostu (this is definitely not my confused face)
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To: Louis Foxwell
Louis,

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

32 posted on 02/15/2011 2:37:02 PM PST by tongass kid
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To: discostu

There are a few people I refuse to sell fish to. Guess you are on my no fish list.


33 posted on 02/15/2011 2:49:11 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: tongass kid

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.


34 posted on 02/15/2011 2:52:03 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

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.


35 posted on 02/15/2011 2:52:30 PM PST by discostu (this is definitely not my confused face)
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To: discostu

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.


36 posted on 02/15/2011 2:59:13 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

No you didn’t.

Go to any of these three pages:

http://www.fishlore.com/freshwaterfish.htm
http://www.fishlore.com/saltwaterfish.htm
http://marinebio.org/search/

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.


37 posted on 02/15/2011 3:02:21 PM PST by discostu (this is definitely not my confused face)
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To: Louis Foxwell
The salmon die from being in fresh water too long. Their bodies cannot tolerate it.

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?

38 posted on 02/15/2011 3:07:07 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: JoeProBono

Area 51


39 posted on 02/15/2011 3:12:02 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: discostu
Try this:

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.

40 posted on 02/15/2011 3:44:04 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: Osage Orange; discostu; tongass kid

http://www.senescence.info/nature.html

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.


41 posted on 02/15/2011 8:44:30 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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