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Friday Photo: Red Bellied Piranah

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There’s lots of fish in the Amazon. One with perhaps the most impressive reputation is the Piranha. To bust a popular myth, no they’re not that dangerous, but yes, you can feel them nip inquisitively at you if you stay in the water washing for too long. Here’s one we plucked out on a fish survey, all I can say is, they taste great.

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James_BorrellJames is a conservation biologist with a passion for expeditions and adventure having been involved in projects on four continents. In the UK James regularly speaks in schools to inspire and engage young people in science. He has recently returned from an expedition to the Dhofar Mountains of Oman in search of the elusive and critically endangered Arabian leopard.View all posts by James_Borrell →

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