Friday, May 09, 2008

Giant Stingrays Found Near Thai City

Recreational fishers and biologist Zeb Hogan (wearing cap) hold a live, 14-foot-long (4.3-meter-long) giant freshwater stingray the fishers caught in the Bang Pakong River in Chachoengsao, Thailand, on March 31, 2008.

There are accounts of freshwater stingrays growing as large as 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms), which could make them the largest freshwater fish in the world, Hogan said.

Hogan runs the National Geographic Society's Megafishes Project, an effort to document 20 or so freshwater giants.
via National Geographic


WestEnder said...

Hardly ever see anyone named "Zebulon" these days. I knew there had to be one out there...

Giant freshwater stingray said...

The monster Giant freshwater stingray in the picture was caught by Fishsiam Ltd Thailand whilst participating in a research project concerning freshwater stingrays in Thailand with Dr.Zeb Hogan and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
We have made 122 individual captures of freshwater stingrays in a 20 month period of research with fish to an estimated 350kg's.

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