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Big Fish Stories Getting Littler

February 17, 2014 • Protection of Species, United States, Daily Email Recap

Big Fish Stories Getting Littler

See: http://www.radiolab.org/story/big-fish-stories-getting-littler_kw/

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For generations, tour boats have been collecting fishing enthusiasts in Key West, Fla.: taking them for a day of deep sea casting; providing them rods, bait, companionship; and then, when the day ends, there’s a little wharf-side ceremony. Everyone is invited to take his biggest fish and hook it onto the “Hanging Board”; a judge compares catches, chooses a champion, and then the family that caught the biggest fish poses for a photograph. The one up above comes from 1958. Notice that the fish on the far left is bigger than the guy who, I assume, caught it; and their little girl is smaller than most of the “biggies” on the board. Those aren’t little people. Those are big fish.

Here’s another one from the year before – 1957. Again, the fish loom larger than the people. Check out the guy in the back, standing on the extreme right, next to an even bigger giant.

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Click here to see all the picture and read the full article: http://www.radiolab.org/story/big-fish-stories-getting-littler_kw/

 


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