Lonely Planet Writer

Giant fish discovered washed ashore in Vietnam

Vietnam flag.
Vietnam flag. Image by Michael Voelker / CC BY 2.0

A one-ton fish has been found on a beach by fishermen in the central Vietnam province of Nghe An. The five metre-long fish has a large mouth with small teeth and is thought to be a very rare megamouth shark. Megamouth sharks, a deepwater species, can grow up to 5.5m and are sometimes mistaken for young orcas. Read more: thanhniennews.com