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Holy Carp, that's a big fish...

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by NickSo, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. NickSo

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    holy sh!t !!!
     
  3. Nils Luehrmann

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    Giant Groupers always give me the creeps. They are very curious beasts that like to investigate things like the bubbles from a regulator!

    The largest Grouper I've run across was at 'Buck Island' off St. Croix. I would guess it was at least 600lbs. It was well fed by the locals and as such, has been living there for several years. Buck Island is also home of three huge (+6') barracuda all of whom are very tame and can be hand fed... not literally speaking of course! Well, at least if you are careful. [​IMG]

    Here is a shot of the World Record Line Caught Grouper:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow! Somebody's gonna have to go back and get a whole shitload of hush puppies and coleslaw.
     
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    One more reason to stay out of the water....
     
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    no reason to stay outta the water. chances are you'd never see anything that big. the warsaw in the picture at the top was speared in 425fsw (!!!) of water.

    that's WAY below recreational dive "limits". 130ft is your usual ceiling, er, floor.

    i read the story in the first link. 425fsw, 150ft+ of vis and 80 degree water.

    sigh, it never gets up to 80 on the left coast. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] Yes, the hermit crab would probably take my foot clear off if it ever got a hold of me!

    And don't even get me started on seaweed!
     
  9. Nils Luehrmann

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    [​IMG]
     
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    Nick, I've just got one question - what the **** are you doing to that fish's mouth? [​IMG]
     
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    Those wacky Thai's. [​IMG]
     
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    "The Mekong giant catfish was listed as critically endangered in 2003 after research showed its numbers had fallen by at least 80 percent in the past 13 years."

    So it died while they tried to eBay the thing, and then made fish soup from it.

    Great.

    I wonder how old it was.
     
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    Tartar sauce stocks might have skyrocketed, with those monsters out of the water a lot of other critters are going to have a chance to grow. I feel sorry for the person who had to clean the fish up to cook it.
     

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