Japanese fish found in tsunami debris makes public debut - KPTV - FOX 12

Japanese fish found in tsunami debris makes public debut

Posted: Updated:
SEASIDE, OR (KPTV) -

After an incredible journey across the Pacific Ocean, the tsunami fish is set to make its public debut in Oregon.

A striped beakfish traveled 4,000 miles after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. The fish, a native of Japan, landed in Long Beach, WA March 22 on board a Japanese fishing boat.

It has been dubbed the "tsunami fish" and will be on display starting Saturday at the Seaside Aquarium.

Aquarium workers said it traveled among tsunami debris for nearly two years, feeding on barnacles, crabs and shrimp.

The striped beakfish can reach up to 15 inches in length and they typically inhabit coral reefs in Japan and Korea.

For details about the aquarium, go to www.seasideaquarium.com.

Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.