Monday, September 22, 2014   |   3,915 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in

Live fish found in tsunami debris


Posted on Sunday, 7 April, 2013 | Comment icon 5 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Malene Thyssen

 
An unlikely stowaway has been found aboard a boat that washed up on US shores after the Japan tsunami.

A live fish was found on the 18ft skiff that is believed to have been carried all the way from Japan to the US mainland following the 2011 disaster. The boat was discovered on the shoreline of Washington state and it is the first time a live vertebrate has been found amongst tsunami debris. Over 5 million tons of debris was dragged in to the Pacific Ocean by the disaster and two years on it has still been washing ashore on a regular basis.

"These fish could have been originally from Japanese waters, or they could have been picked up going close by the Hawaii coast," said Allen Pleus of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

"The fish, which live off the coast of Japan and Hawaii, apparently made their way across the Pacific in a drifting 18-foot (5."

  View: Full article |  Source: Live Science

  Discuss: View comments (5)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by QuiteContrary on 6 April, 2013, 21:30
Interesting. Not a way I've thought about an invasive species being introduced elsewhere.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 6 April, 2013, 22:30
Wow. It's survived there for 2 years ! Or it was an egg when it ended up on the boat
Comment icon #3 Posted by Hilander on 6 April, 2013, 23:34
Amazing that fish is still alive. Guess it fed off the dead fish.
Comment icon #4 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 7 April, 2013, 20:59
Five passengers set sail that day for a 3 hour tour then the weather started getting rough the tiny ship was lost.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 8 April, 2013, 20:48
that's interesting news.but i don't see any problem here though.i don't think its that bad that some fish came here maybe they decided to come for a vacation here and decided to hitch a ride free ride lol one thing i could affect though is the animals that live there already like imbalance the natural order of the Eco system there maybe but other than that no harm done.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other news in this category
542 people dress as Batman at the same time
Posted 9-20-2014 | 9 comments
The bizarre scene set a new world record outside the Nexen headquarters in Calgary on Thursday....
 
Man sleepwalks over the edge of a cliff
Posted 9-16-2014 | 11 comments
An undiagnosed sleepwalker narrowly cheated death when he waltzed over the edge of a 60ft drop....
 
Woman in China born without a cerebellum
Posted 9-12-2014 | 18 comments
Doctors have identified a 24-year-old who appears to have been born with part of her brain missing....
 
Dead lion found in restaurant freezer
Posted 9-11-2014 | 23 comments
The remains of an adult male lion were found stuffed inside a freezer by an environmental health officer....
 
Boffins brew cup of tea in a chocolate teapot
Posted 9-9-2014 | 17 comments
Master chocolateers have proven that the impossible is possible by creating a working chocolate teapot....
 
Indian teenage girl marries a stray dog
Posted 9-4-2014 | 37 comments
An unusual wedding ceremony has seen an 18-year-old marry her four-legged groom in front of 70 people....
 
Hornets' nest falls through couple's ceiling
Posted 9-3-2014 | 10 comments
Firefighters were called in to rescue two people after their home was invaded by giant hornets....
 
Monkey steals and drops banknotes in India
Posted 9-2-2014 | 13 comments
A mischevious monkey turned out to be an unwitting Robin Hood in India's Shimla region at the weekend....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2014
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ