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FISH WITH PELVIS DISCOVERED

A FISH with a pelvis built for walking has been discovered in Thailand. Called  Cryptotora thamicola this  blind  waterfall climbing cavefish is a distant relative of pet goldfish. It lives in fast-flowing streams and waterfalls in caves in Thailand. Researchers are fascinated by the  unusual way it uses two front fins and two back fins to pull itself up steep rocks and waterfalls as the water rushes over them.”They have fin structures unlike any fish that I have ever seen anywhere,” said Brooke Flammang, a biologist at the New Jersey Institute of Technology who led the new discovery, said  in a YouTube video showing how the fish moves.

FISH RESTAURANT HITS BACK ON TRIPADVISOR

THE  Pinnacles Fish  Restaurant  and takeaway in  Seahouses, Northumberland,UK,  is responding to negative reviews on  the TripAdvisor website by posting back tongue-in-cheek  replies. The restaurant receives many favourable reviews, but occasionally gets of the odd unfavourable one. Now, says the Independent on its site, the  restaurant’s public relations manager, under the username Tommycat1, has defended the eatery with a string of quirky responses to negative reviews.One TripAdvisor user, called Kingbee93, complained that drinks were served ‘in a plastic cup like you’re five’. But Tommycat1  said the critic would continue to be served drinks in a plastic cup ‘until you stop writing like a five year old’.

GLOBAL FISH PRODUCTION SET TO GROW

THE  global fish oil products market is forecast to grow at a rate of 1.4% during the next four years. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global fish oil products market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the consumption of fish oil products by region.The report, Global Fish Oil Products Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years.

DRIVER DIES IN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT CRASH

A MAN was killed this week when the car he was driving crashed into  a seafood restaurant in the US city of Baltimore. The accident happened at around midnight when 31-year-old Mr Donte James driving in a Toyota apparently lost control and first hit two parking meters before hitting the front of the Bay island Crab shack in the city. A passenger in the car was injured. It is not known if the restaurant was open at the time. Police are investigating the cause.

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