Double-Mouthed Fish Pulled From Neb. Lake

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  1. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    Mmmmm...*smacks two sets of lips* :D
     
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    Looks like a hatchery-raised rainbow - lack of color.

    That's what happens. :eek:
     
  5. Sirus The Virus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats very possible. lol :)
     
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    thats what happen when we you marry your cousin:p ....

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  7. Sirus The Virus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had no idea fish get married.
     
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    Am I the only person who finds this a bit horrifying? If I shot a deer with two misshapen legs flapping on its back, I would not eat it. If I went out to the farm and butchered me a 5-eyed pig, I sure as **** would not eat it.
     
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    What we should be talking about here is how did we screw up the enviroment to make this happen? Im sure there are chemicals in that lake that shouldnt be there.
     
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    Nah - it's hatchery trout.

    I've done a lot of fly-fishing in stocked areas and pulled some unusual crap out of the water.
     
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    An interesting case study. A fish with two mouths may be more likely to get snagged by a hook, making it's life expectancy shorter, in turn making it less likely to pass on its mutated genes. Conversely, a fish with no mouth would be less likely to get snagged by a hook, but might have a little problem called starvation.
     
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    Mutations are naturally occuring and are a primary means of evolution. This has been going on for millions of years before we got here. Albeit, nothing helps mother nature along like a little radiation.
     
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    Don't forget that fish "breathe" through their mouths by taking in water to pass over their gills.
     
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    that second mouth might not even be usable by that fish, just there. The chance of that fish being caught is the same as if it was normal....i still wouldnt eat it.

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  15. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Care to elaborate? :eek:

    What is wrong with hatchery fish? Inbreeding will cause deformities like that...

    The fact that this guy is going to eat the fish is a little disturbing, even though there isn't anything wrong with the fish in terms of edibility. I dunno, it just sounds......hillbilly.
     
  16. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Now, a hooker with two mouths.... :eek:
     
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    doesn't look like the blinky that i am know

    [​IMG]

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    Cramping causes deformities like that. Not having to hunt for food allows things like that to survive. Not being hunted allows things like that to survive.

    It does look hatchery, (Hatchery fish have smaller eyes) When there were frogs with 8 legs being found it was due to a parasite infecting tadpoles causing a mechanical difficulty. It might be the case here. It could also be chemicals. I guess genetic mutation is another possibility, duplicating the mouth gene.
     
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    Nah. The environment can clean itself up. Why spend our hard-earned money to keep the air and waters clean? Bah.

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