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Fisherman’s Neon Blue Catch Of The Day Might Look Poisonous, But It’s Actually Delicious!

An unusual blue fish was caught in Alaska.

When Joe Chmeleck posted a photo of the fish he caught in Alaska on social media, he wasn’t expecting it to get quite this much attention. However, the internet has become fascinated with the bizarre coloring of the creature he reeled in — particularly, its bright blue flesh! Joe identified the fish on Facebook as a rock greenling, writing that the insides “turn white when you cook it.” The fisherman, who owns The Lodge at Otter Cove, also shared a video of himself pan-frying his catch. Apparently, it’s not the first time he’s seen this type of fish.

An unusual blue fish was caught in Alaska.
The Lodge at Otter Cove/Facebook

“We caught one about a year ago,” Joe told KTUU. “We were sort of a little bit afraid of it, we didn’t know if it was poisonous or what is was. Typically when it is super colorful like that I’ve been told, the more colorful, the more dangerous it is.”

Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Donald Arthur added that the blue color comes from a pigment called Biliverdin.

Watch the video below to learn more about Joe’s unique find!

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