Science: Rich Fish

Word of a rich fish came last week from Cape Town. The fish is the source of an extract 800 times richer in vitamin A than the best cod-liver oil. The 60-lb. fish, commonly called the "bloubiskop" by South African fishermen, is the bafaro (Polyprion americanus). A thimbleful of its liver oil has enough vitamin A to supply a whole family for eight months.


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