Poisonous Fish in Bodrum, Turkey ...

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There are reports that fishermen in Bodrum have found the silver-cheek toadfish, a relative of the puffer fish, in their catches. This is a highly toxic species with enough venom in one fish to kill 30 adult humans. The poison is 1250 times more deadly than cyanide, carried in the liver, ovaries, and skin. Touching it can cause serious burns and even death.

Appaerently the fish has made its way through the Suez Canal and has been colonising the eastern Mediterranean for about 12 years. Malta has had a problem, and it has now spread as far as Tunisia.

Lots of information online by searching for 'silvercheek toadfish'. These could spoil your holiday, so take care chaps....


x Angela in Cardiff, Wales x

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