Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Survival of the Fishes (a link)





Peteforester said...

Yeah; I read a book about this as a kid. I think it was called "Search FOr A Living Fossil." The whole book was about how a scientist came across one of these fish that had been caught in a fisherman's net. He did everything he could to preserve the thing, but it ended up rotting while he was trying to get it home. Then someone else said they had one in South America. He came to find out that the fishermen there caught these fish now and again. They were rare, but not unheard of. The people thought it was great when the fishermen brought one in. Seems that the scales of the fish were great for roughing up the rubber on inner tubes before patching them... Anticlimactic, to say the least...

Gorges Smythe said...

So much for "experts," Pf.