Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Marlin Goes Berserk"

This article about the attempt to catch a marlin in a Hawaii tournament is stomach turning. What is the point of "sport fishing?" Surely it is nothing more than fish torture. Also of interest is that the fish fought heroically and ultimately, in an unprecedented surge of bravado, charged the boat. Add this incident to the growing list of endangered wild animals (coyotes, tigers, bears, and elephants) that are fighting back - whether from fury, starvation, or both, it isn't yet clear.
This photo was taken an instant before the 550 lb fish hit the boat and then disappeared - no doubt horribly injured. Onlookers, however, were more worried about the guys on the boat.

Note: click on the story for credit to the photographer - his own website link has crashed.

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