A fishing expedition near Wajima dredged up missing Japanese scientist Kiyomatsu Matsubara this Thursday.
Matsubara had been missing since 1968 when his ship disappeared in the Sea of Japan during a storm. Overwhelmingly happy to be found, the noted ichthyologist was caught in a fishing net by men from the Osaka Seafood Concern along with six other specimens. Recognized almost immediately to be a mammal, Matsubara was almost thrown back but when he spoke up, he was taken to Wajima where he was interviewed by the Japanese Nautical Society.
Matsubara claims to have been living with mermaids for the almost 50 years, a claim written off my most interviewers but supported by the fact he hadn’t aged during that time, a phenomena for which nobody else has offered an explanation.
wtf why would throw him back out into the ocean whether he was alive or not
Because he’s a mammal. Dolphins and seals and other mammals have to be thrown back to earn a “Dolphin Safe” rating. Had Matsubara been processed along with the other fish, Osaka Seafood Concern would have lost their “Green” sustainability certificate. Also it would be murder.
Everything about this is hilarious
(Source: makulan, via tombstonettromboners)
still a good edit
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