Biologist pursuing world's largest freshwater stingray

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  • Re: samhill
    July 20, 2008 5:49 p.m.

    Yeah, me too.

  • samhill
    July 20, 2008 8:12 a.m.

    I must admit, I'm a bit confused.

    The story starts by talking about several "endangered" species of very large fish, including the legendary giant Cambodian stingray being pursued by biologist Hogan.

    It then seems to morph into a story about a legendary angler, Humphreys, who is legendary because he is best at catching the legendary giant rays.

    It then concludes with a tale about Hogan's own fishing expedition where it is said, "...catching such a big ray so close to a big city is a sign the species is thriving despite pollution."

    So, are the fish really in danger of extinction? If so, why are the "rescuers" hunting them? And, if they are, "thriving despite pollution", why make a point of the pollution at all?

    Very perplexing.