Two doozies in a row brought to you today by our good friend Kevin Zelnio of Deep Sea News and The Other 95%. The first is this awesomeness:

Amazing video of a giant freshwater stingray caught in Thailand and covered as part of National Geographic’s Megafishes Project. This specimen measured 14ft long but fisherman in Thailand and Cambodia claim they can grow many times larger. Little is known about these freshwater giants but if the fishermen are to be believed (and why would a fishermen ever exaggerate a fish’s size?!), these stingrays, also known as whip rays, could be the world’s largest freshwater fish. Read more on the NGC site.


  1. #1 Zach Miller
    July 21, 2008

    That’s not right. That’s just not right. I’m…I’m never going into the ocean again.

  2. #2 christina
    July 21, 2008

    haha thats amazing. but yeah i agree… another reason to avoid swimming in deep water!

  3. #3 ym
    July 21, 2008

    Holy Toledo!

  4. #4 kevin z
    July 21, 2008

    Zach, thats “freshwater stringray”…

  5. #5 Zach Miller
    July 22, 2008

    Oceans, lakes, rivers or streams, I’m staying away! 🙂

  6. #6 Fishsiam
    October 19, 2009

    More Giant freshwater stingray research by Dr.Zeb Hogan and the Fishsiam team in Thailand can be seen at the following:


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