Featured Image Credit: Nicko Margolies
By Alice Morris
One fish, two fish, red fish… VERY blue fish.
This incredible video clip shows an angler’s awesome catch of the day: a beautiful lingcod with stunning turquoise flesh.
The angler found the lingcod hiding between two rocks and managed to spear it after several attempts.
It wasn’t until the fisherman took the fish home to filet it that he discovered the cod’s amazing hue.
In a video uploaded to Instagram, he wrote the following:
Beautiful lingcod speared, filleted, and eaten on the same day. Great finding and taking this fish way back in a dark crack.”
The video has been viewed 40,000 times and garnered the attention and fascination of many other fishermen and fisherwomen.
About 20 percent of lingcod have turquoise flesh, the result of a diet that is high in chlorophyll. Though the color can appear quite saturated in many fish, the pigment disappears when cooked.
Lingcod are members of the greenling family and are not actually cod at all.
They are native to the North American west coast.