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(Nature)   Japanese researchers discover a new type of sardine. They claim it can grow up to 1.3m, weigh over 25kg, and is excellent either raw or grilled. The next stage of their investigation will involve deep-frying fillets coated in panko   (nature.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Fish anatomy, Trophic level, Trophic dynamics, Amino acid, Fish, DNA, novel species of the family Alepocephalidae, novelty of this large deep-sea slickhead  
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2021-01-26 2:58:51 AM  
And Japanese fishermen will farm them to extinction in...  They're gone.  They were delicious.
 
2021-01-26 3:19:58 AM  
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2021-01-26 6:19:22 AM  
this fish is also known as the colossal slickhead?

kinda buried the lede there subby.....


OH, and only 4 of them have EVER been caught, in the very, very deepest waters of one particular bay of japan?


so they are NOTHING like the fairly sustainable actual sardines of the global seas we humans eat?

NO? no, nothing at all like that? oh. i see.


subby, you didn't just bury the lede, no. you made up a brand new headline out of whole cloth. do you work for newsmax? OANN? huh. weird.

well these "new fish" don't appreciate your flippant labeling of them as "sardines" they are clearly NOT for human noshing upon....
 
2021-01-26 7:25:10 AM  
Let me guess ... they're found in the sea around Fukushima?
 
2021-01-26 8:01:42 AM  
Whatever. Just keep them off my pizza.
 
2021-01-26 8:10:23 AM  
Line from the upcoming Jaws 18: The Sardinining, "We're gonna need a bigger tin."
 
2021-01-26 8:24:45 AM  
It's nice to see the Japanese do maritime research without torpedoing the subjects.
 
2021-01-26 8:25:06 AM  
Fresh whole sardines - the big ones - are wonderful grilled or smoked.
 
2021-01-26 8:40:26 AM  

foo monkey: And Japanese fishermen will farm them to extinction in...  They're gone.  They were delicious.


Surely you mean "fish them to extinction".
 
2021-01-26 8:47:59 AM  
That's not going to fit in those tiny cans.
 
2021-01-26 8:48:58 AM  
My Dad was a Marine in WWII. They called these 'Godzilla Kippers'. The Yanks would have them as a snack on ration biscuits. Dad said they ate them raw to try to impress the Japanese girls. Didn't work, Japanese girls would put all sorts of raw meat in their mouths.
 
2021-01-26 8:50:05 AM  
Gonna need some bigger cans...

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2021-01-26 9:28:02 AM  

Threp: Let me guess ... they're found in the sea around Fukushima?


About 5hrs by road to the south of Fukushima.  So, relatively close?
 
2021-01-26 9:33:46 AM  

Threp: Let me guess ... they're found in the sea around Fukushima?


I know you're just making a joke, but goddamnit.  We could be carbon neutral by now, but three-headed fish, gamma rays, and all the rest of that hippie ignorant fear-mongering bullshiat, and fifty years later we're still burning coal.
 
2021-01-26 10:33:30 AM  
fark deep-frying. Sounds like sushi or sashimi to me.
 
2021-01-26 10:35:38 AM  
I would have thought that the next stage for the Japanese would be to wrap the sardines in dirty panties and shove them in vending machines.
 
2021-01-26 12:30:31 PM  
Stewart Lee - Are You a Sardine?
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2021-01-26 1:22:13 PM  

FLMountainMan: Threp: Let me guess ... they're found in the sea around Fukushima?

I know you're just making a joke, but goddamnit.  We could be carbon neutral by now, but three-headed fish, gamma rays, and all the rest of that hippie ignorant fear-mongering bullshiat, and fifty years later we're still burning coal.


Ohhhh... THIS.
 
2021-01-26 1:24:04 PM  

FLMountainMan: Threp: Let me guess ... they're found in the sea around Fukushima?

I know you're just making a joke, but goddamnit.  We could be carbon neutral by now, but three-headed fish, gamma rays, and all the rest of that hippie ignorant fear-mongering bullshiat, and fifty years later we're still burning coal.


Oh, I know. I'm strongly in favor of using nuclear as well as ramping up tidal - although not building the plants on fault lines is probably a good idea.
 
2021-01-26 1:47:31 PM  
Would be better for chopping down trees than a herring...
 
2021-01-26 1:48:25 PM  

makerofbadjokes: Threp: Let me guess ... they're found in the sea around Fukushima?

About 5hrs by road to the south of Fukushima.  So, relatively close?


They drive, too?
 
2021-01-26 3:11:43 PM  
My sister and hubby once holidayed in SARDINIA in the late 1960s.  To get around they needed to take these decrepit, stinky old busses that were absolutely jam PACKED with locals and tourists.

She said "Now I know why they call those little fish packed in rectangular cans SARDINES".
 
2021-01-26 7:43:05 PM  

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Funny, but anchovies and sardines are totally different fish. Maybe a pic of Baby Brent with his wagon?
 
2021-01-26 11:30:38 PM  
I don't think there's enough mustard in all of Japan to eat that.
 
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