Animals: Tiny Prize

Deep Sea Explorer William Beebe returned to Manhattan last week from a six-month, 2,000-mile expedition, sponsored by the New York Zoological Society, off the west coast of Central America. Of the 20,000 specimens of marine life taken, prize catch was a 1½-inch sailfish, which Ichthyologist Beebe thought might be "the first example of a young sailfish ever captured."*

*Average sailfish caught is eight feet long, weighs 150 pounds. Nobody knows where they are born or much else about them.


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