Thereâ€™s something a bit fishy happening off the coast of Alaska after experts say a fish caught from the sea could be 100 years old. The giant shortraker rock-fish weighs the same as a small child and was caught from a deep part of the sea. Scientists carried out some tests on the female fish and think that it could be aged between 90 and 115 years. The captured fish was a massive one metre long â€” but it didnâ€™t break the record of 1.2m. The experts were able to work out the age of the fish by looking at one of its ear bones which contains growth rings â€” similar to those found in tree trunks.
A 100-year-old fish?
Published: 12:00 am Apr 13, 2007