big merv

big merv

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Mon, 2006-07-31 12:28

Now that is a HORSE.

Holy s**t, any guess how much he'd weigh??

Or the length of him??

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Mon, 2006-07-31 12:42

this is merv the wonder cod.appaerntly he or she is a queensland groper.i looked and looked at him ,her and thought the queenslanders had yellow on the tips of there fins.maybee they loose this with age. they say he is 150 kg plus,and seeing him i dont dout it .appaerntly every time he breaths he draws 60 odd litres of water through his gills
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funney watching tourist snorkeling in the shallows ,then they see merv ,there arms are flapping ,feet are churnning up foam and beelining straight to the beach

always in it just the depth that varies

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If you look extremely

Fri, 2006-08-04 23:03

If you look extremely closely you can kinda make out the yellow tips on his fins although you are correct Mitch, they do lose the colour with age. This is illustrated in most fish ID books as they show a pic of the juvenile and mature fish.

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Thats big but got nothing on

Thu, 2009-09-17 12:42

Thats big but got nothing on "Jingles" The steep point cod.

This pic was taken 20 feet up on the cliff and we dangles teh carcass of a 15 kg trevalli on the surface to get him up for this pic....


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Have dived with 'Jingles'

Thu, 2009-09-17 12:46

Have dived with 'Jingles' and his mate.  They are both over 6ft long.

Awesome 'puppy dog' fish.

Cheers Pete

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We have had many decussions

Thu, 2009-09-17 14:46

We have had many decussions over the campfire if jingles would acually attack a swimmer. Looks pretty agro when he comes up to take a mack at the gaff!


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hmm i wonder if he would

Sat, 2010-01-09 22:01

hmm i wonder if he would just swallow ur hand or foot?


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