NANFA-L-- Twisted Carp - What Do You Think?

Tom Watson (
Sun, 27 Aug 2006 19:04:56 -0700

My family was on vacation on the Oregon Coast in July. We stayed in Lincoln
City. Devil's Lake is a large body of fresh water bordering the East side of
town. We visited a boat rental business at the North end of the lake.
Standing on the dock, I looked down, and there were 3 to 4 dozen carp
loitering there. I don't know the species. The boat people were selling
canned corn and cat food to people who wanted to feed the fish.

Once my eyes focused I realized that nearly half of the fish had deformed
spines. Some had humps and some had twists and many had both. I was
wondering if this was a result of environment or old age or? Here's a link to
some photos:

West Hyblos Creek Drainage
Washington State
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