Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What in the world?

Now here's something you don't see every day — a yellow halibut.

The crew of the fishing vessel Atka Pride caught the fish in mid-September near Atka in the Aleutian chain.

That's skipper Don Malcolm below holding the curious catch.

Photos of the fish were sent to the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the Smithsonian, says Joe Kyle, chief operating officer with the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association.

APICDA, one of Alaska's Community Development Quota organizations, owns and operates the Atka Pride through a subsidiary.

Thanks, Joe, for sharing the pictures of this bumblebee halibut!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so cool. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Weird... I wouldnt eat it...

Anonymous said...

His mom had an illicit romance with a yellow fin sole.

Jay said...

Any word on what the meat was like?

Anonymous said...

Its an Amchitka Island Nuclear halibut

Lee C. said...

It was bleached by volcanic ash from Kasatochi?

Anonymous said...

I have seen one which looks like that after it sat in the bottom of a fish hold all day. Without physical evidence in the form of scientific testing I would just call this another fish story!

babymom said...

Weird. Gross. Ugly.

Anonymous said...

Tastes like chicken.

Linduh said...

I'm going with the Amchitka Island Nuclear halibut.

Anonymous said...

It's called "Chromatic Gene Disorder" (according to IPHC) and does not affect the meat.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a cross with an Atka Mackerel.

Thomas said...

I have never seen a halibut that color yet,, but I have seen Red salmon that had bright yellow fins and stomach

Anonymous said...

Wierd. Did you paint a CATERPILLAR with it?