WFN's Top Catches - Enormous Manta Ray, The Seahorse Cheeto, Homer Simpson Invades the Deep » World Fishing Network

WFN’s Top Catches – Enormous Manta Ray, The Seahorse Cheeto, Homer Simpson Invades the Deep

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 12:00 AM | Angling & Sport Fishing News

It’s been a while, but at long last, WFN’s Top Catches is back with another collection of weird, wild, and outrageous stories!

Huge Manta Ray

It’s not every day that you see a manta ray as big as this one, and that makes it all the more jaw-dropping. An oil rig servicing ship was off the coast of Nigeria’s Bonny Island when this behemoth of a ray got tangled in the ship’s anchor line. The photo of the crew happily posing with the dead beast is slightly disturbing, but it doesn’t take away from the awe that you’ll feel when you see how big it is.

Cheesy Seahorse

There are a lot of things that you could get for $100. A new fishing rod, a bunch of new lures, or a new reel, among many other things. But you might be surprised to know that a single Cheeto – that’s right, the tasty cheese-flavoured snack – recently sold on eBay for $100. The reason behind it? The Cheeto was, apparently, shaped like a seahorse. The couple that sold the Cheeto was hoping to raise “a few thousand dollars” that they could donate to environmental group Reef Relief. Talk about a cheesy situation!

Hitting a Homer

Homer Simpson is unquestionably one of the most well-known characters in the history of television. So much so, in fact, that apparently even fish are aware of his existence. A wildlife photographer was recently taking photos during a dive in Indonesia when he snapped a photo of a stargazer fish gazing up at him from the dark volcanic sand. Upon closer inspection, he realized that the fish bore a striking resemblance to the Simpsons’ patriarch.

A Titanic Achievement

In what can only be described as a truly incredible journey, world-renowned filmmaker James Cameron recently travelled to the deepest part of the ocean – the Mariana Trench. Travelling in a submarine that he designed himself, Cameron dove seven miles below the surface of the ocean – only the second time in history that a human being has reached that depth. It’s an awe-inspiring story, and should make a great movie – Cameron recorded the entire trip.

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