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New big-headed fish species discovered in Idaho and Montana rivers
Yahoo! News ^ | Laura Zuckerman - Reuters

Posted on 01/30/2014 2:16:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge

(Reuters) - A tiny fish characterized by a disproportionately large head and previously unknown to scientists has been found in mountain rivers of Idaho and Montana in what biologists said on Thursday marked a rare discovery.

The new aquatic species is a type of freshwater sculpin, a class of fish that dwell at the bottom of cold, swiftly flowing streams throughout North America and are known for their oversized head and shoulder structure.

"The discovery of a new fish is something I never thought would happen in my career because it's very rare in the United States," said Michael Young, co-author of a scientific description of the find published in the latest edition of the peer-reviewed journal Zootaxa.

Scientists with the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Montana first encountered the new species while conducting a genetic inventory of fish found in the upper Columbia River basin, said Young, also an agency fisheries biologist.

At first, researchers were not sure they had stumbled on a never-before-seen fish.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Science
KEYWORDS: bigheaded; columbiariver; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; discovered; fish; freshwatersculpin; idaho; michaelyoung; montana; species; zootaxa

1 posted on 01/30/2014 2:16:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
. . A tiny fish characterized by a disproportionately large head . .

It's called a liberal fish.

2 posted on 01/30/2014 2:18:30 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Only if it had a tiny brain in that giant noggin.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 2:20:32 PM PST by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: NormsRevenge
Crazy!

/s

4 posted on 01/30/2014 2:21:55 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s actually rather small.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 2:25:19 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NormsRevenge
A tiny fish characterized by a disproportionately large head

Probably following the Barry Bonds workout program.

6 posted on 01/30/2014 2:30:12 PM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Since they are living here and have been here all along, there shouldn’t be any need to make new regulations and protections and area closures for them, right?


7 posted on 01/30/2014 2:33:10 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: NormsRevenge

Fish got shoulders?


8 posted on 01/30/2014 2:34:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bigheadfred

Yer busted. Run for the hills!


9 posted on 01/30/2014 2:35:47 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: cripplecreek

10 posted on 01/30/2014 2:38:36 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

The Muddler of all Minnows.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 2:41:07 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Near World Record Lake Trout caught through the ice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzsyuFJIBpY

43.75” long Lake Trout.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 2:43:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NormsRevenge

A smaller freshwater version of the saltwater fish we locally call the Sea Robin. Winglike pectoral fins, spiny first dorsal fins and spiky spines on the head and gill covers. They (sculpins) are common in some areas, just extending their range a bit.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 2:45:23 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Almost looks like a “flying fish”.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 2:54:03 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: cripplecreek
[ Near World Record Lake Trout caught through the ice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzsyuFJIBpY

43.75” long Lake Trout. ]

Don't go ice fishing with out the right tools...


15 posted on 01/30/2014 2:54:13 PM PST by GraceG
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To: bigheadfred

ping...


16 posted on 01/30/2014 2:58:57 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Progov
Almost looks like a “flying fish”.

The flying fish are slimmer, and the head is smaller than the body girth.

17 posted on 01/30/2014 3:04:45 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Big headed fish get pressed out of the earth shortly before a 9.0 earthquake.


18 posted on 01/30/2014 3:13:13 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (IX)
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To: NormsRevenge

19 posted on 01/30/2014 3:13:16 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: NormsRevenge

We used to call them Mud Puppies...


20 posted on 01/30/2014 3:22:31 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: GraceG

I have had muskrats come up in the shanty with me. As long as they don’t bother me, I don’t bother them.

The lake here is only about 100 yards across at most so I’m always within reach.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 3:23:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thats a dag gone Sea Robin!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_robin


22 posted on 01/30/2014 4:07:48 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Billthedrill

whatever fish run but not to the hills and besides i gots stripes


23 posted on 01/30/2014 5:16:05 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: null and void; Billthedrill

new fish my a## just another bullhead i can see an endangered species act headed my way well the fools better remember I AM CLAUDE DALLAS


24 posted on 01/30/2014 5:23:39 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh crap... that’ll be the end of something.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 10:16:37 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: NormsRevenge

Fukushima? The West Coast is rife with reports of irradiated fish and birds and mammals. It’s not getting national coverage because it can’t be proved, but the people who have lived there all their lives know what’s going down.


26 posted on 01/30/2014 10:20:19 PM PST by firebrand
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s a highly-modified nurse shark.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 10:24:15 PM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: bigheadfred

From a web search:

“There are only five species found here in Montana but the differences between them are so small that only an expert can tell them apart.”

I’m guessing that is the same here for the sixth species. Probably something like “elongated brown spots instead of oval shaped brown spots”.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 10:37:18 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Slyfox

Is that for the local dog park?


29 posted on 01/30/2014 10:40:15 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Salamander

Yep. Makes a great fire hydrant.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 10:50:30 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

Heh


31 posted on 01/30/2014 10:51:16 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: NormsRevenge; bigheadfred

Better tell fred ...he’s got competition


32 posted on 01/30/2014 11:23:36 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

BRING
IT
ON


33 posted on 01/31/2014 8:56:59 AM PST by bigheadfred
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