The freshwater fish that now travels around the world was caught on June 14 in Cambodia’s Mekong River, according to reports. independent.
The giant 300-kilogram was caught by a local fisherman.
The stingray was named Boramy – due to its pear-shaped shape. Borami writes meaning “full moon” in the Khmer language, which is the official language of Cambodia CNN.
About a dozen people had to help collect the standard fish.
The Mekong River is located in Asia and stretches from northern Tibet through China, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand to southern Cambodia and Vietnam, according to the British newspaper, The Guardian. great norwegian encyclopedia (SNL).
The previous record holder from 2005 weighed 293 kg and was a Malle fish. This was discovered in the same river in northern Thailand.
Burami rock was picked up from the water on the island of Koh Preah, located on the northern coast of Cambodia.
The June stingray found is something out of the ordinary, says Zeb Hogan, biologist and leader of Wonders of the Mekong, as well as a professor at the University of Nevada.
Hogan says, according to The Independent
Moreover, Hogan, who also previously led National Geographic’s “Monster Fish,” believes the discovery is good news for Long River.
– which is also exciting because it means that this stretch of the Mekong is still healthy. It’s a good sign that these huge fish still live here.
Burami Island was measured at about four meters in length and two meters in width. The stingray was flagged to track future activity, and then released back into the river.
According to Store norske leksikon, the river has a total length of 4,500 km and an area of 795,000 km².
Although fish stocks in the Mekong River are rising, they have started to decline in recent years.
This is because the river is affected by pollution, overfishing, and salt water penetrating the fresh water and excavating the soil masses.
to me MRC The river contains the third largest fish population in the world with up to 1148 species.
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