Rare fish found in Fuerteventura


In the month of May of 2007 an unknown fish by the villagers was found in the coast of Tarajalejo (Fuerteventura - Canary Islands - Spain). It was asked to them several fishermen for the animal and these affirmed to not know to what species belonged. It was extended, it presented/displayed two great eyeteeth first of all and stirred up to everybody who tried to touch it. The insular press in its printed edition published the news, although it had not found the name of this marine species.

It was then when I asked for a photography of the fish and I sent it to the forum of fishbase.org As it was the result? An American gentleman removed from doubts few hours to me after sending the message. And its answer was surprising.

"That one is a "lanzón picudo" - longnose lancetfish - (alepisaurus ferox in its scientific version)" - he answered me -. Also he sent several photographies to me in which it could verify that this type of fish is not "a new" specie (as we believed those that we lived here) but that well it is identified from 1,833, first time that was sighted by the human being an animal of these characteristics although this one were not its natural habitat.

This information solved a doubt to me but it raised another one to me: The first one that solved me was that it is not a genetic malformation derived from the human action, because when was discovered this species in 1.833 (although already had initiated the Industrial Revolution) the activity of the man was very small in comparison to the present activity industrial, reason why is highly improbable that it generated malformations in the marine species. But the present doubt is and what it happens with "the so fashionable" climatic change? It is affecting the behavior of the animals? There our knowledge like neighbors who we are are diffuse, because at heart we are profane in the matter.

What if I see clear it is that the concept "climatic change" is single a politically correct way to affirm that our actions are loading the ecosystems. The use of SONARS on the part of the Spanish army in 2002 and 2004 during military maneuverses was the person in charge of the varamiento of several dolphins in the canary coast and it was not free of controversy. The activity of the fishing was also the cause of which in August of 2006 outside found the corpse of a shark in Tarajalejo that measured almost four meters in length.

Cases like the beached fish of Tarajalejo, dolphins or the found shark are single small examples that are to newspaper in the Spanish coasts. And what we do on the matter? Then it serves as example the news published yesterday on the fishermen of tunas in Lanzarote: "we are having losses and the Institutions had to solve to this problem". Conclusion? The seas are devastated, the animals have anomalous behaviors and what we requested it is to look for solutions so that the nourishing industry does not decay... What a country!


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