Recent video showing a “walking” fish has several experts stumped on its actual species identification.
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Video captured off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, shows a “walking” fish scampering on the seafloor. Fish experts, known as ichthyologists, agree that it’s a member of the genus Minous, more commonly known as stingfish. But what they don’t agree on is its species. The video shows the stingfish using its lowermost pectoral fins as “feet” to move about and probe the seafloor for food. This mystery creature could be a striped stingfish, a white goblin or possibly an undescribed species. Accurately identifying this aquatic pedestrian may not be possible by watching the video alone. The experts all agree that the best way to examine this fish is to hold the specimen in your hands.

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  1. Misic appears on Creep Show 1982. A college professor decides to have his embarrassing drunk of a wife killed with a creature that had been locked in an Arctic expedition crate, under stairs, since June 19,1834. The creature was a carnivorous simian with white fur, sharp fangs, and sharp claws that had already killed a custodian and dragged his carcass into the crate he had called home for so many decades. The professor cleans the bloody mess and puts everything back on order. He then writes a letter to his drunkard of a wife that he needs her help in assisting to help a girl from under the steps at the college. He says he can not do it without her nor can do much at all without her. She comes and he shows her the crate under the steps and tells is sloppy drunk wife that the girl is under the stairs and will not come out after being attacked by another professor. So the drunk goes under the stairs to get the supposed girl out. There she is met with the ripping of flesh, gnashing of Jaws and slashing of claws as the simian feasts upon her flesh.

    This is only one of the five mini stories in Stephen King's 1982 motion picture, "Creepshow." Plus it features a really nice 1976 AMC Jeep CJ-7 in one of the stories. It makes its way through the beach of what the character calls, "Comfort Station."

    (If you just hold your breathe, you can get pulled out by the tide…)

  2. what do you mean it has scientists stumped? it's clearly just in the process of evolution, something along the lines of evolving legs so that one day, it may walk on land.

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