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Strange Fish Caught Off The Coast Of Nova Scotia

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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
Ah yes. The chiasmodon niger. Also known as...black swallower.
Pleasant fellow.
en.wikipedia.org...


Phage and his racism...


EL OH EL




posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:33 PM
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being from Cape Breton,,
well it's positively glowing here,,
well some will be i guess,,
of course the fishies,
are one,
part of the,
mess.
cheers,,
from a well radiated,
area.



;0



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:49 PM
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I was thinking you must be Russian. Didnt those Russian guys who caught that strange alien looking fish eat it...lol



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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As to where this came from .... as I said originally I havent really got a clue. I pulled it from a tweet I saw earlier today by some lady with the handle @seagell. Thats about it. Growing up in Halifax NS .... I cant believe I swam in the same water as one of those.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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It's a black swallower.


Yeah... Not seein' it at all. Where are the teeth?



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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Is that hair at the top of its head? Kind of reminds me of a Star Wars character minus the teeth.
Who ever caught this thing probably was so freaked out he fell out of his boat!



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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hmm im thinking Cyclopterus lumpus or lumpfish.






They are found in the cold waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, and North Pacific oceans. The greatest number of species are found in the North Pacific.


lump fish



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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It's a carp from the Gulf of Mexico...


Really that is freaky. Its eye and skin color resemble something that stays deep in the ocean.
My guess is that it came to the surface because it was disoriented or dying.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 10:59 PM
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The black swallower, Chiasmodon niger, is a species of deep sea fish in the family Chiasmodontidae, notable for its ability to swallow fish larger than itself (for which it is sometimes named the "great swallower").
It has a worldwide distribution in tropical and subtropical waters


Are our water really warming up that much? There's still icebergs floating by.....


The humpback anglerfish or common black devil, Melanocetus johnsonii, is a deep-sea anglerfish in the family Melanocetidae, found in tropical to temperate parts of all oceans at depths of up to 2,000 meters (6,600 feet).


Both external texts from the wiki articles provided previously.
I'm going with the humpback anglerfish on this one, it looks closer, and I don't think our coastal waters are warm enough, although they could be, we're getting sharks up here....



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 11:25 PM
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OH that is a deep water specificus naturumin bosnoa. They are nearly blind and have little need to swim much because they hang out at vertical junctions of various deep currents which bring them food. Their shapes are for stability in rough water and note the very strong jaw muscles (in the head) because they'll munch whatever comes along. The long hair like strands are their equivalent of the lateral line sensors of other, more common, fish. Yeah they're ancient but they lasted because their nitches in life remain unchanged so evolution passed them by.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 11:30 PM
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We don't actually know where the fish was found but...


Distribution
North Atlantic: tropical and temperate; including Gulf of Mexico, from 95°W to 5°E, 46°N to 5°S (Ref. 82429). Southwestern Atlantic: Argentina (Ref. 44852).

www.fishbase.org...

Nova Scotia is at 64ºW, 44ºN.

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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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If the fish was caught during summer season, the waters there are getting warmer. Not tropical, but definitely temperate.

Dam ugly fish, whatever it is



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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HA HA HAH!

Thank you for the pictures... I'm going to have nightmares to night!!!



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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This is actually the only reason I ever replied to this thread... the location sounded vaguely familiar to me, for some reason.

In the summer, I could see it up here...the water's pretty warm.
We're not exactly at the north pole, as some might think. Our moron population has the polar bear dip once a year, in the winter, like everyone else.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 12:13 AM
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The water temperature at the depth where these guys live doesn't change much, no matter what the season.
Latitude doesn't matter much either. It's cold down there!

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posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 12:17 AM
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If that exists, than anything is possible.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 12:19 AM
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Originally posted by Frank Dinkle
hmm im thinking Cyclopterus lumpus or lumpfish.





Can I eat it?


All this talk today on this thread about fish gave me a craving.
I grilled some tonight



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by Tybrus
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I was thinking you must be Russian. Didnt those Russian guys who caught that strange alien looking fish eat it...lol



I'd try it.
Seemed like would have gone good with butter, garlic and a dash of lemon.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 02:07 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
Ah yes. The chiasmodon niger. Also known as...black swallower.
Pleasant fellow.
en.wikipedia.org...


Duh - Warning do NOT google image search, "black swallower" with safe search off



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 02:22 AM
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Originally posted by ShadowMonk
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KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

Seriously, that is one FREAKY looking fish! I am fairly confident that had I been the one catching it, I would have needed a change of pants right afterwards.


I had to tell you, I can't stop laughing after reading your post (first post after initial post)...it's late, I am tired, but man I found that reply freakin funny!!!!!!




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