Dear MEL School’s Topic Readers,
Seattle Man Catches 200-Year-Old Fish
Is it Coelacanth or some sort? Not quite. It’s actually just rockfish caught from the deep sea off the coast of Alaska by a real estate developer from Seattle who is much younger than the fish.
But a question arises: how do you measure the age of fish? First, this rare fish unlike most other fish species grows bigger as it ages. That is why the fish caught by the pleasure fisherman weighed a record-breaking 39.8 pounds, or just about 18 kilograms. Also, this fish’s ear bone grows one ring for every year it lives just like a tree would.
Enjoy reading and learning about this rare, supersized and centuries-old fish.