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Large Fish With What Look Like ‘Tattoos’ Found in the Philippines

What do you think caused these markings on the fish’s skin?


Fishermen in a province in the Philippines captured a large fish that looks like it has tattoos on its skin. Photos show the fish with rather intricate markings on its skin, and it has attracted the attention of people both online and offline.

The fish was captured by local fishermen in the province of Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental in the Philippines, according to a post by GMA News, a local news network in the country. Three photos were shared by the news organization.

A large fish that looks like it has tattoos on its skin was captured in a province in the Philippines.

In one close-up photo, the fish appears to have detailed markings on its skin. There are patterns and what look like letters, but the source of these are still unclear. In the photos, the markings look metallic blue in color.

A close look at the fish reveals some detailed markings on its skin.

Another photo shows the ‘tattooed’ fish beside another fish that appears to be of the same size and type, but without any markings on its skin. A part of the ‘tattooed’ fish’s flesh near the tail is missing, while the other fish looks like it is in the process of being gutted and cleaned by a man.

Many speculate the markings were caused by some trash in the sea.

Many online users who saw the photo speculate that the markings or ‘tattoos’ are due to some trash, perhaps plastic or fabric, with prints on it that got stuck to the fish’s body. One comment read:

“This was probably caused by some sort of trash / fabric that had been embedded in the fish’s skin and over time imprinted this design onto it. Just a thought.” – Steve Clark

How about you? What do you think happened to this poor fish?


10 Rare Photos and Footage of Extinct Animals You Might Have Never Heard of Before

It’s a shame we don’t have them around anymore today.

Some only think of dinosaurs and other pre-historic creatures when they hear the word 'extinct.' But there were many animals that lived until recent history, and humans have been lucky enough to document their existence.

It's a shame indeed that these animals are no longer around, but it's still worth getting to know them. Let this be a reminder to us, too, to take care of other creatures as well as our environment. A more responsible and sustainable existence can help us all live together in harmony.

1. Quagga

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Family’s ‘Friendly’ Pet Lion Ends Up Attacking and Biting Their 15-Year-Old Son

Meanwhile, the uncle defends the lion may have only been playing with the victim.

Having a lion for a pet sounds like a strange idea but its owner claims the animal is friendly and harmless. So you can just imagine the family's shock and surprise when their beloved pet started attacking their 15-year-old son.

This recently happened in Saratov, a city in the southwestern part of Russia. According to the reports, Diniil, 15, was returning to the family home after sports practice when Maya, the lioness, suddenly “got out of the house when she squeezed through the door as the family's pet dogs were being let out for a run,” the Mirror tells us.

The teenager was surprised at the sight of the huge cat speeding towards him and so he began to panic and ran. Maya, however, quickly caught up with him and pinned him down, leaving him with several nasty bites.

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50 Photos of the Helix Tattoo Trend That Will Make You Want to Get Inked

We can’t stop looking at them!

There's a new tattoo trend that's taking over the Internet and even those set on not getting inked might just start thinking twice. It's called the helix tattoo and it's pretty awesome. The helix is the thin and curved outer part of the ear, which is now a famous spot for tattoos apparently. The new tattoo trend is all over Instagram and it looks like more and more people will be getting into it in the next few months.

Helix tattoos have a beautiful simplicity about them. Since the space to get inked is quite small, the tiny designs have to be perfect. Among the most famous designs are florals, animal prints, and minimalist details. Some of them look dainty, while some are pretty kickass. Helix tattoos are very subtle, so they are ideal for first-timers who don't want very noticeable and obvious tattoos.

With cool helix tattoos, who needs fancy earrings or ear cuffs? Below are a few Instagrammable helix tattoo photos that might just convince you to finally get inked. We seriously can't get enough of them, so enjoy!

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