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Maimed cornetfish defies odds with lengthy survival

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 30, 2014

~~<p>While snorkeling last week, I came across a 3-foot-long bluespotted cornetfish bitten nearly in half. Amazingly, the severely injured fish was swimming along just fine. Six days later I went snorkeling in the same area and couldn't believe my eyes. There was the same wounded cornetfish, slower now but still swimming.</p>
<p>That fish had such gumption I wished I could take it to an emergency room and have it sewn up. But as there are no fish hospitals that I know of, I'll salute that fish by writing about its kind.</p>
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While snorkeling last week, I came across a 3-foot-long bluespotted cornetfish bitten nearly in half. Amazingly, the severely injured fish was swimming along just fine. Six days later I went snorkeling in the same area and couldn't believe my eyes. There was the same wounded cornetfish, slower now but still swimming.

That fish had such gumption I wished I could take it to an emergency room and have it sewn up. But as there are no fish hospitals that I know of, I'll salute that fish by writing about its kind. Login for more...



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