The largest freshwater fish ever recorded was captured last week in Cambodia’s stretch of the Mekong River: a giant freshwater stingray measuring 4 meters (13 feet) from snout to tail and weighing 300 kilograms (661 pounds).
A giant 661-pound stingray was caught in a remote fishing village on the shores of the Mekong River in Cambodia, making it the heaviest freshwater fish ever documented, researchers said Monday.
In the Mekong River in Cambodia, fishers and researchers found a 13-foot-long, 661-pound stingray — a win for conservation efforts in the area.
The stingray measures almost 4 metres (13 feet) from snout to tail and weighs about 300kg (660lbs). ‘That the fish can still get this big is a hopeful sign’, as the waterway faces many environmental challenges, scientist said
A decades-long quest has culminated in the discovery of a 661-pound river giant.
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The Mekong is one of the largest rivers in the world, beginning in China and flowing through Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Nearly 7
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Cambodia celebrates world turtle day: Hundreds of endangered turtles released into the Mekong (video)
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Cambodia is celebrating world turtle day by releasing Hundreds of endangered turtles into the Mekong.
Illegal logging appears to be taking place openly inside a swath of protected forest that authorities in Cambodia have only authorized for a feasibility study for limestone mining.
An underwater expedition into the deepest pools in the Mekong River has confirmed the presence of giant freshwater fish, fish migration routes, and high volumes of discarded fishing gear and plastic waste.
The Mekong River is home to enormous and endangered aquatic life. A 400-pound fish’s release shows how some conservation efforts in Cambodia are paying off.
Over 500 critically-endangered Cantor’s giant softshell turtles were collected from a holding pool, blessed by some Buddhist monks and released in the Mekong River by Cambodian officials and students.
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A 2,300 hectare forest, where animals rescued from the wildlife trade in Cambodia are rehabilitated and released, is in danger of clearance under a new government scheme.
While Tonle Sap is recognised as a resource worthy of protection, countless other lakes, ponds and wetlands also depend on Mekong flooding but are dwindling away unnoticed.
The murky depths of the mighty river seems to function as refuges for some of the biggest freshwater fish on Earth, explorers are finding.
A rarely-seen freshwater stingray weighing 181kg (400 pounds) was hooked by fishermen in the Mekong River on May 5, 2022.
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