Fish Caught In A Radioactive River?

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 1 month ago in Misc Weird
Whether it's radioactivity, toxins, or just some natural oddity: Eeeek!

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Male 2,254
See dm2754's link below: it's not a tumour radiation! It's a wound that didn't close.

His link links to a similar fish caught elsewhere: http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/6126374-3x2-700x467.jpg
And similar injuries are reported in other types of fish too, usually from hooks.
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Male 19
Reminds me of Siamese twins.
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7,049
Looks like an average Mutant and nothing radioactive related.
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Male 10,075
dm2754 That's helpful. So the fish has only two eyes, not four! Good to know.
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Male 682
Getting the Annihilation vibe going on.  Bear scene anyone?  "Help....meeeee."
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Male 16
Am I really the first to bring this  up?
The Simpsons Called It
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Male 10,075
vigorous That's awesome! But I need the story there! Please?

UPDATE: OK, found it. It's "Blinky, the Three-Eyed Fish."
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Male 10,075
OK, a couple follow-ups after watching this video again. First, this fish is big -- which means, somehow, it's been able to not only swim and exist but even catch prey for an extended length of time. Second, a question: I wonder if this thing has two brains? It has two sets of eyes, which makes me think it might.
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Male 7,520
I wonder if we can get the bug stinger guy to eat that fish.
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Male 10,075
daegog LOL... we are all so warped here, aren't we? :)
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Male 46,097
I hope they put it back. If it's that large it can fend for itself. 
And who would want to eat a thalidomide fish ?
I've no intention of more children but I still don't want to 
damage my little swimmers with that meal.
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Male 10,075
I'm figuring this could be a result of toxins in the water. There's a whole class of toxins known as teratogens, those being substances that produce terrible birth defects in both humans and animals.

The derivation of teratogen, as it was once described to me by a toxicologist, is pretty lurid: teras (Greek, monster) + -gen (French/Greek, thing that creates). One of the most notorious teratogens in recent memory, of course, was thalidomide.
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Male 937
squrlz4ever I learned of teratogens through a book series I really enjoyed - the Vorkosigan saga by Bujold.  Completely off topic here, but I recommend them.
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Male 10,075
faustsshadow I'm intrigued that any work of fiction would touch on teratogens. Interesting.

I learned of them when I was doing production editing (back in my book publishing days, long ago) for a textbook called Developmental Toxicology. I haven't looked online for it, but I bet it's still available in a later edition.

In a conversation with the author, she told me she'd once made the mistake of giving the derivation of teratogen in the way she routinely did in her university lectures -- only this time, she was at a press conference attended by parents of children born with birth defects. It was a low-point of her career, as she described it, and you can be sure she never made that particular mistake again.
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Male 168
Siamese salmon?
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Male 965
agurney ↖THIS
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