Mohit Lesson 29 project



Why was this unique creature never found? It can't be that old.


In December 1938, Captain Hendrik Goosen of the Irvin & Johnson fishing trawler Nerine decided to shoot his trawl off the mouth of the Chalumna River, west of East London. A cold water up welling had occurred, and this often brought unusual fishes to the surface. Amongst his catch were a number of unusual sharks, and a huge, bright blue fish of a type that he had never seen before. It was still alive when it came on board, but because it was too big to fit into the on-board aquarium, it was left on deck, where it survived for several hours. It was 150 cm long, and weighed 57.5 kg.