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2008-07-20 12:00:26

By Michael Casey Associated Press SAMUT SONGKRAM, Thailand -- Rushing across a temple parking lot, British angler Rick Humphreys yells, "We've got a fish." He jumps into a small motorboat on the Maeklong River in time to see Wirat Moungnum bring the prize to the surface -- a rare, giant freshwater stingray that weighs as much as 44 pounds. It bursts through the murky water exposing a soft, white underbelly the size of a trash can lid. The crew scrambles to string a rope through its...


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2007-04-19 05:54:12

Himantura kittipong is a species of freshwater stingray that was initially found by Thai fish expert Kittipong Jaruthanin in Mae Klong River in Kanchanaburi, Thailand in 2004. It was confirmed to be a new species by two World Wide Funds for Nature officials, WWF Thailand senior freshwater biologist Chavalit Vidthayanon and Smithsonian research associate Tyson Roberts, on April 12, 2006. The 24-inch wide kittipong lives at the bottom of rivers. It is part of the Dasyatidae family of...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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