Strange Sea Creatures Washed Up From the Tsunami-Fiction!


Summary of eRumor:

A collection of pictures of very weird looking sea animals said to have been washed ashore by the South Asian tsunami in December, 2004.
They are all new species of fish.


The Truth:

The pictures are authentic but have nothing to do with the tsunami.
They are some of the specimens collected by a joint Australian-New Zealand research team studying the Tasman Sea, which is located between the two countries.

It was called the Norfanz Voyage and studied deep sea habitats in the Tasman sea.
Many new species were discovered.

Click here for the Norfanz web page.

Last updated 3/22/05