Probably Won’t Catch One Of These In The Tennessee River

Cambodian man catches large 660-pound stingray
Much smaller, normal-sized Stingray. Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

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He won’t try to get his one mounted for display.

A giant stingray weighing 660 pounds was caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia. Scientists say this is the largest recorded capture of a freshwater fish.

A local fisherman called scientists when he caught the stingray. They were stunned and excited for what an animal this size means for the health of the Mekong River.

“The fact that the fish can still get this big is a hopeful sign, ” Zeb Hogan, leader of Wonders of the Mekong, said. The stingray, nicknamed “Full Moon”, was released June 14th and the fisherman was compensated $600 for freeing the fish. (AP)