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Sun, May-04-2014 05:54:20

Mystery fish caught on Mexico trip


A semitransparent fish with large round eyes and a silvery head was captured recently in a net by fishermen trying to catch bait for a tuna-fishing charter from San Diego to Hurricane Bank off Mexico. Because it was so peculiar-looking, and nobody knew what it was, the tiny fish was placed into the bait tank. The crew had planned to deliver it to Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute when the vessel returned to San Diego. Unfortunately, a well-meaning passenger later tossed the fish back into the ocean, leaving only a photo of the mystery fish as evidence. Baby opah (moonfish) is a good guess.