London: One would have though a fish with three eyes would be something out of a fantasy film. Instead it seems to be something out of a horror movie, or a film on nuclear disaster.
This fish has been found in a reservoir near a nuclear power plant in Argentina, and has been identified as a wolf-fish. It was caught by fishermen in Cordoba, The Sun reported.
Local people said pollution spreading from the nuclear plant, which pumps hot water through pipes into the reservoir, may be responsible.
“We were fishing and we got the surprise of getting this rare specimen,” said JuliÃ¡n Zmutt, one of the fishermen who caught the fish. “As it was dark at that time we did not notice, but then you looked at him with a flashlight and saw that he had a third eye.”
The fishermen decided not to eat or sell the fish and sent it for testing to verify whether it was mutated by radiation.
The fish is apparently a mutant, formed due to nuclear contamination. The fish has now been handed over to local scientists to conduct experiments.