posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 09:51 AM
A fisherman in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (Canada) caught a neon green pike this week in the Great Slave Lake. Pike are usually a darker
green in colour, as you'll see in the pictures below, so what could have caused this odd colour variation?
When I think of neon green animals I think of genetically engineered glow in the dark pigs, or irradiated cartoon animals. Could this be a mutation,
or is there something more going on? The Great Slave Lake is either the 10th or 12th largest lake in the world depending who you ask, and has many
tributary rivers flowing from Arctic waters.
On January 24th, 1978, Soviet satellite Kosmos 954 fell from orbit over the Northwest Territories. On board was a nuclear reactor; although the
Soviets originally said the satellite disintegrated during re entry, it was later discovered that pieces of the satellite and nuclear reactor had been
scattered over a wide area.
Could this fluorescent fish be a by product of Kosmos 954? Source.
The area surrounding Great Slave lake has a low population, not much more than 30,000, and for years it was a technological ghost land, not exactly
having caught up to the social media over sharing that the rest of the world is experiencing. Is this fisherman just the first to document the
aftermath of the Soviet radiation? Time will tell.