November 30, 2004

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Giant Sunfish spotted in the Neuse.

"I think it's an all-time inland record," he said, of the fish belonging to the species of which others were spotted in January 2003 off Cape Lookout and near Surf City in 2002. A sharp tail was reported north of Hatteras in February 2003.

The 6 1/2-foot, several hundred-pound fish usually lives in warm and temperate areas of most oceans, swimming upright and feeding on jellyfish, small fish, crustaceans, or crabs, said Neuse RiverKeeper Larry Baldwin, who was called by residents in the Neuse Bluffs area.

Posted by Bigwig at November 30, 2004 04:22 PM | TrackBack
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