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111483.  Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:55 pm Reply with quote

The burbot Lota lota is QI because it is the only freshwater member of the cod family. It is native to northern Europe and North America and it is thought to have become extinct in England in the 1970s.

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115671.  Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:39 am Reply with quote

Other names for the Burbot include: cusk, ell pout, ling, lawyer or crankbait
Each year in early February there is an annual International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake. There is a black-tie dinner on the lake, ice bowling, and fishing tournament. The anglers who catches the biggest burbot wins a 7-foot-tall trophy.
Minnesota DNR

The burbot is the first fish to spawn in the year (January), and is the only fish to spawn underneath the ice.

115734.  Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:45 am Reply with quote

How did they know that fish's name was Maria?

116070.  Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:05 am Reply with quote

Maria I've just caught a fish named Maria
And suddenly that name will never be the same to me
Maria I've just kissed a fish named Maria
And suddenly I've found, how scaly a fish can be


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