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THIS IS MY WINDOW TO THE WONDERFUL "HALIBUT KINGDOM " AROUND KVALØYVÅGEN, NORTH NORWAY

Monday, 29 April 2013

GIANT WHALE STRANDED

Pictures from "Nordlys" A 18 meter long whale - in Norwegian " Finnhval " was stranded and died outside the coast of Finnmark, North Norway. The Norwegian coastguard had to tow the dead whale out in deep waters to avoid pollution of the beaches around. Its a tragedy and painful to see this wonderful animal stranded without a chance to escape.

MONSTERFISH

Picture from "Nordlys" This monsterfish was landed by a local fisherman just outside Kvaløy, Tromsø. It is a Trachipterus arcticus - or Silver Halibut in english. In Norwegian it is called Sølvkveite. The fish is very rare and lives in deep waters 300 - 600 meters in the North East Atlantic. The fish can be up to 300 cm. long. If you want more information about this fish you can copy this link : http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Trachipterus-arcticus.html