Biggest Fish Ever Found” Unearthed in U.K

Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 06 2006

James Owen in England for National Geographic News
October 1, 2003


Jonah 1:17 (King James Version)
17Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Leedsichthys problematicus is the biggest fish known to science. At 22 meters (72 feet), it is almost twice as long as the whale shark, the biggest fish in the ocean today.

Fish tend to inspire exaggerated tales, as anglers know all too well. But paleontologists digging up a giant fossilized fish in England have plenty of bones to back their claim that this really was one heck of a whopper. First, however, they’ve got to piece all the evidence together.

Discovered by two paleontology students in clay pits near Peterborough, the fossil is the largest known fish …

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