Monday, June 13, 2005

Cryptozoologists On The Hunt For Giant Catfish

ORANGE, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A cryptozoologist in Orange, Texas, is setting out for the biggest fishing expedition of his life – scouring the southern part of America for giant catfish.

Chester Moore says since the 1940s there have been numerous reports of giant catfish that are estimated to be in excess of six-feet-long and weigh more than 150 pounds.

However, many sightings occur in areas where murky water and underwater brush make capturing the colossal catfish very difficult.

Moore plans to scuba dive in rivers and reservoirs all over the south in hopes of videotaping one of the catfish in the flesh.

It sounds fishy, but Moore says that proving the existence of giant catfish will make scientists understand how big a fish can be and also help conservation experts.

In his words, “Big fish generate money for reservoirs so the people that benefit are less likely to tolerate pollution.”

Moore’s “Giant Catfish Tour” officially kicks off Saturday (Jun. 18) at the Southern Crypto Conference in Conroe, Texas.

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