Rare Chimaera Fish Caught in Canada

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As if goblin sharks weren't horrifying enough, here's another creepy marine animal that looks just like them: the long-nosed chimaera fish. A rare chimaera specimen was recently caught in the waters of Canada's Nunavut territory, according to the CBC.

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Nigel Hussey, a University of Windsor researcher, identified the unusual fish.

"Only one of these fish has previously been documented from the Hudson Strait," Hussey says. "Potentially, if we fish deeper ... we could find that's there's actually quite a lot of them there. We just don't know."

Before Hussey identified it correctly, the long-nosed chimaera was mistaken for a goblin shark, perhaps because it resembles that species even more than it does other chimaera species. Hussey said the chimaera is related to sharks and stingrays.

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gerald01612

That fish looks like it is sprouting forelegs and rear legs at whay looks like rudimentary hips. could it be a creature locked into an evolutionary phase ? Could it be our forebear ? could it be the mother of a barfly I met?

November 23 2013 at 8:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
steves1709

Poor article. It doesn't say HOW it was caught - netting, deep bait / lure, lobster trap...

November 22 2013 at 9:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
arenadood

When I was in the service I swear I saw her in a bar one night.

November 22 2013 at 5:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Debbie

and of course they killed the rare fish

November 22 2013 at 4:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Walt

IT SEEM WE THE PEOPLE CAN'T HELP OURSELFS, WE RATHER KILL SOMETHIUNG RARE, BEAUTIFUL OR IN BETWEEN THAN LET IT LIVE. THIS CONVENSIVES ME WE ARE A VIRUS.

November 23 2013 at 12:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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joebikerchef

Actually, the fish isn't as rare as it is rare to catch one.

November 23 2013 at 8:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down

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