AA | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 16:54 | Last Updated: 24 02 2021 – 16:54
Prof. Dr. Tunçer said, “It has been one of the fish that entered our seas from the Red Sea, migrated from the Eastern Mediterranean, first to the Mediterranean, from there to the Aegean, then to the Marmara.”
An interesting fish species was caught in the net of fishermen who sailed to the sea from Güzelyalı village to hunt horse mackerel.
Examining the images taken by fishermen, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (ÇOMÜ) Faculty of Marine Sciences and Technology, Department of Marine Biology Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Sezginer Tunçer determined that the sea creature, whose Latin name is “Ophichthus Rufus”, is “eelworm”.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Tunçer said that the Dardanelles is a biological corridor.
Snake wolf fish of Tunçer that the information that is displayed for the first time in Turkey, he continued:
Prof. Dr. Tunçer emphasized that with this determination, it was proved once again that the Dardanelles Strait is on the migration route of some migratory fish and some fish affected by climate change.
They left it to the sea to continue its natural life
The captain of the boat, Erhan Çifçi, also said that after viewing the fish they caught off Güzelyalı, they left them to the sea to continue their natural life.
Çifçi said, “There is no such thing yet in Marmara. There is probably a new reproduction situation in the seas. We had caught spiny eel before. That fish was 2.5 meters tall. We saw such a fish for the first time and we were very surprised.” he spoke.