At Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Granddad the lungfish just celebrated a real milestone birthday!
He turned 80! That's right, he's an 80-year-old fish!
Granddad is 20-pounds and four-feet-long!
He arrived at Shedd during the 1933 World's Fair and what's crazy is he was already fully grown when he arrived at the aquarium!
So he's actually older than 80! They're just celebrating his anniversary!
That's so crazy, we had no idea a fish could grow so old!
Cheers to you, Granddad (who's name is awkwardly perfect), may you live another 20 years!
[Image via Shedd Aquarium.]
The Ugly Animal Preservation Society has voted and chosen their mascot…
WHOA! It looks like a cartoon of a sad old man being melted by acid!
The society started as a science comedy night and came up with this mascot campaign to draw attention to ugly, but threatened species.
The winner was recently announced at the British Science Festival in Newcastle.
The society's president said:
Hilary Swank was recently at the Pure Food Fish Market in Seattle.
It's a fourth generation fish market in Seattle's renowned Pike Place Market and Hilary went there to get some fresh seafood.
She apparently was having a dinner party and bought king salmon, scallops, king crab, oysters and mussels. Mmmm! Sounds tastyyyy!
While there, she posed for a pic (above) with one giannnnnt fish!
One of the fishmongers there said:
"She was absolutely delightful."
We bet she was!
We wonder if they offered her a discount in exchange for the picture.
Heck, we'd pose with all sorts of fish for free salmon! LOLz!
[Image via Pure Food Fish Market.]
Gwen Stefani has two of the coolest kids around!
Her cute sons Kingston and Zuma have to keep up their image, and what screams "cool" more than some brightly colored, tropical fish??
So, the lucky boys were taken to Mark's Tropical Fish in Studio City yesterday afternoon where they picked up some finned friends who were just as bright as their clothing!
Hmm, but the real question is what kind of fish? Betta fish? Rainbow fish? Swordtail? Freshwater shark?? Perhaps just a clownfish like Nemo, himself! How cute!
Way to treat your kids to something special, Gwen! You're such a good mama!
[Image via AKM-GSI.]
Marco Liebenow is one lucky German!!
He was fishing with tour company Angelreisen Hamburg off the coast of Norway when he caught one heck of a fish…
A 515-pound Halibut to be exact!!
Reeling in that fish apparently felt like pulling in a submarine.
The current record for Halibut is 459-pounds… so this new fish SHATTERS the old record!
After a full 90 minutes, Liebenow and three other men were able to reel in the beast!
What's incredible is the 8.6-foot-long fish wouldn't fit on their boat! So they had to drag the fish back to harbor!
That's so crazy!
Sucks, though, that such an old, large fish had to die. We hope you eat it and use every part!!
[Image via Imgur.]
This is fish-tastic!!!
A man from Turkey has created one of the most intriguing aquariums we've ever seen!
The fish loving dude installed an aquarium fence around his entire house, and it is definitely something you have to see to believe!
Apparently there are over a thousand fish in this innovative aquarium, and the tank itself is 164 feet long!
Check out the aquatic incredibleness by watching the video (above) !!!
Whoa!! That is a crazy near miss!!
Four buddies were diving off the California coast, looking for an upclose whale encounter.
They got a little more than they bargained for when two huge humpback whales breached the surface only a few feet from them as they floated in the water.
Thankfully, one of their buddies was filming them as little feeder fish started frenzying as the whales chased down a meal.
The divers didn't realize that the little fish "boiling" to the surface meant that they were trying to escape a predator!!
These guys are seriously lucky, not only because this was a rare encounter, but because if they were ten feet to the right, they'd have been eaten!!
Check out the video (above) to see one incredibly close encounter with two HUGE whales!!