Three Eyed Fish in Gowanus Canal?

by | Nov 14, 2015 | Fish, Science | 0 comments

man-claims-he-caught-three-eyed-fish-in-gowanus-canalThe Gowanus Canal is certainly not a canal you would want to step foot in. The 1.8 mile canal is located in Brooklyn, New York. Once a busy transportation gateway, it is now recognized as one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States and is a run off point for gallons of sewage and wastewater from New York. The Environmental Protection Agency has labeled it one of the ‘most extensively contaminated’ waterways in the country. It gained even more notoriety when environmentalist Christopher Swain swam the cancel, while decked out in protective gear, to bring attention to the dire condition of the canal. The EPA warned him against this swim based on the high levels of bacteria, pollution and other unmentionables. This situation clearly begs the question why someone would think it was a good idea to go fishing in this canal. Alas, a man fishing in the canal on Sunday claims to have caught a three eyed fish residing there, apparently planning to eat it for dinner. He probably changed his mind once he noticed the third eye. Of course the story is stirring up controversy on the internet, on whether or not the video posted to is legitimate. MORE

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    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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