After making a splash with the infamous ‘Montauk monster’ creature several years ago, the small oceanside town of Borneo is once again in the media headlines. A family has found a new species of mutant fish swimming about near the ocean’s break point. Scientists are baffled and local authorities are scrambling to set laws in place to prevent the fish from being eaten.
For now, it is being called the Fukushima fish of Borneo, with locals agreeing that the fish is the likely result of Fukushima runoff water that is a nuclear radiation contaminant.
Not much is yet known of this new fish species aside that it ‘does not tend to school, seems to prey on coastal creatures such as crabs and adrift jellyfish and it is well armored. It is also apparently quite savory, having the succulent bite of lobster and a rich, salted duck-like aftertaste.
A family from the region found another of the fish. Instead of calling it a Fukushima Fish, they instead call it the Armour Fish. The family found that the fish can survive minutes outside of water, noisily inhaling through what appears to be nostrils on its plated face. After pecking on the fish’s hard shell, the family’s daughter thought ‘armor fish’ was the perfect name for the creature.
Unlike other locals in the area, the Kadariah family pictured above do not plan to eat the fish. They think the fish is a miracle and plan to keep it as a family pet.
‘It is God’s gift and I and my family will keep the fish,’ Mrs. Kadariah stated in interview.
An outside organization called the Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation Division of Sarawak Forestry Corporation has been tasked with working with scientists to create a biological nomenclature for the creature and identify if it needs protected, emergent species status as well as if it is safe for human consumption.
Several Borneo papers report the creature seems to have higher than average intelligence. One local paper reported the creature seems to be playful, like a dolphin, but is adept at using its sharp armor if one tries to catch it by hand.