Huge Stingray breaks the record for the Biggest Freshwater Fish
- The enormous stingray MoulThun had snagged on the end of his line was larger than any fish he had ever seen, the hunter was aware. The 42-year-old fisherman from KaohPreah, an isolated island in the Mekong River, in northern Cambodia, didn’t realise was that the ray would eventually be designated the largest documented freshwater fish in the world.
- Fishermen in Cambodia initially informed Dr. Hogan and his colleagues at the Wonders of the Mekong Project, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and seeks to preserve the aquatic variety of the Southeast Asian river, that they had caught a stingray that was the largest ever seen.
- Three industrial scales were lined up by team members as they hurried to the little river island known as KohPreah. They lifted the stingray out of the water and onto the scales using a sheet to determine its weight.
- The finding was made less than a month after a 400-pound huge stingray was also captured and released close by. This year has also seen the capture of two other huge rays.
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Published date : 22 Jun 2022 06:33PM