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CORVETTE TODAY #115 - Corvette News & Headlines, Late June 2022

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C8 Z06 benchmarked Porsche, Audi, Ferrari and McLaren
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    BANGKOK β€” The world's largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia, according to scientists from the Southeast Asian nation and the United States.

    The stingray, captured on June 13, measured almost 13 feet from snout to tail and weighed slightly under 660 pounds, according to a statement Monday by Wonders of the Mekong, a joint Cambodian-U.S. research project.

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    The previous record for a freshwater fish was a 646-pound Mekong giant catfish, discovered in Thailand in 2005, the group said.

    The stingray was snagged by a local fisherman south of Stung Treng in northeastern Cambodia. The fisherman alerted a nearby team of scientists from the Wonders of the Mekong project, which has publicized its conservation work in communities along the river.

    The scientists arrived within hours of getting a post-midnight call with the news, and were amazed at what they saw.

    "Yeah, when you see a fish this size, especially in freshwater, it is hard to comprehend, so I think all of our team was stunned," Wonders of the Mekong leader Zeb Hogan said in an online interview from the University of Nevada in Reno. The university is partnering with the Cambodian Fisheries Administration and USAID, the U.S. government's international development agency.

    Freshwater fish are defined as those that spend their entire lives in freshwater, as opposed to giant marine species such as bluefin tuna and marlin, or fish that migrate between fresh and saltwater like the huge beluga sturgeon.

    The stingray's catch was not just about setting a new record, he said.

    "The fact that the fish can still get this big is a hopeful sign for the Mekong River, " Hogan said, noting that the waterway faces many environmental challenges.

    The Mekong River runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is home to several species of giant freshwater fish but environmental pressures are rising. In particular, scientists fear a major program of dam building in recent years may be seriously disrupting spawning grounds.

    "Big fish globally are endangered. They're high-value species. They take a long time to mature. So if they're fished before they mature, they don't have a chance to reproduce," Hogan said. "A lot of these big fish are migratory, so they need large areas to survive. They're impacted by things like habitat fragmentation from dams, obviously impacted by overfishing. So about 70% of giant freshwater fish globally are threatened with extinction, and all of the Mekong species."

    The team that rushed to the site inserted a tagging device near the tail of the mighty fish before releasing it. The device will send tracking information for the next year, providing unprecedented data on giant stingray behavior in Cambodia.

    "The giant stingray is a very poorly understood fish. Its name, even its scientific name, has changed several times in the last 20 years," Hogan said. "It's found throughout Southeast Asia, but we have almost no information about it. We don't know about its life history. We don't know about its ecology, about its migration patters."

    Researchers say it's the fourth giant stingray reported in the same area in the past two months, all of them females. They think this may be a spawning hotspot for the species.

    Local residents nicknamed the stingray "Boramy," or "full moon," because of its round shape and because the moon was on the horizon when it was freed on June 14. In addition to the honor of having caught the record-breaker, the lucky fisherman was compensated at market rate, meaning he received a payment of around $600.
    https://www.npr.org/2022/06/21/11063...Mekong%20River.
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    Anyone gonna name their car "Boramy" or "full moon"?
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    • #3
      Sounds to me like the C8 is the world's heaviest Stingray by a large margin.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Murray20c8 View Post
        Anyone gonna name their car "Boramy" or "full moon"?
        Sorry, but we named ours "Blue Marlin"
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          Originally posted by rickg747 View Post

          Sorry, but we named ours "Blue Marlin"
          Ahhh I get the Blue, but why Marlin?

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          Murray - Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
          2020 Torch red Stingray coupe, Adrenaline red 2LT Q8Q E60 NPP
          Deposit: July 30/19, 1100: Sept 15/19, 3000: Feb 14/20, TPW WAS May 18, August 24 and lastly July 27,
          3300: July 15, 3400: July 22, 3800: July 30, 4200: Aug 06, 5000: Aug 7, 6000: Aug 12!

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          • #6
            Well, just guessing it is because rickg747 calls Destin home.πŸ€”πŸ˜‰
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              Originally posted by Abouttime View Post
              Well, just guessing it is because rickg747 calls Destin home.πŸ€”πŸ˜‰
              For the win
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              Rapid Blue 3LT, HTO Tension Blue, Z51, 5ZZ, E60, ZZ3, ZYC, FE4, J6N, FA5, Q8Q, SHW, VJR, C2Q, R8C

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rickg747 View Post
                for the win
                wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                Murray - Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
                2020 Torch red Stingray coupe, Adrenaline red 2LT Q8Q E60 NPP
                Deposit: July 30/19, 1100: Sept 15/19, 3000: Feb 14/20, TPW WAS May 18, August 24 and lastly July 27,
                3300: July 15, 3400: July 22, 3800: July 30, 4200: Aug 06, 5000: Aug 7, 6000: Aug 12!

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                • #9
                  Saw a few "Boramy's" or "Full Moons" pressing glass on cruise night back in the 60's!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rickg747 View Post
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                    For the win
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                    That is one he// of a catch! How long was the fight?

                    We have done some deep sea fishing out in the Gulf off of your area, but, never made a haul like that!😎

                    Thanks for sharingπŸ˜€
                    awaiting 2023 SRC Silver Flare 3LT, Z51, FE4 Mag ride, E60 Front lift, TVS low spoiler, 38S red stitching, 3F9 red belts, J6N edge red calipers, RCC edge red engine cover, a few other goodies

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                    • #11
                      That top picture was a 615 lb that lasted about 45 min. I caught a Black Marlin off the GBR that weighed 1128lbs and took 4.5 hours.
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                      • #12
                        Now we finally know why "Charlie don't surf."

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