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Testing shows Minnesota fish is oldest verified at 112 years


August 8, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fish collected by a North Dakota State University graduate student from a Minnesota lake has been verified as the oldest freshwater fish ever taken.

Radiocarbon dating verified that the female bigmouth buffalo fish taken from Crystal Lake near Pelican Rapids in Otter Tail County last summer was 112. It was one of five bigmouth buffalo that Alec Lackmann found in the area that were more than 100 years old.

The Star Tribune reports Lackmann and his team recently published their findings in the journal Communications Biology.

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