15 May, 2019 @ 14:00
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Tropical fish caught on Costa Blanca as experts fear Mediterranean temperature increase

A TROPICAL fish common to Indonesian waters has been caught off the Costa Blanca.

The tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) was hooked off the Segura river estuary near Torrevieja, and was the second catch in two months on Spain’s eastern coast.

The tripletail is a common sight in Indonesian markets, but can be found in Atlantic tropical waters between Argentina to Madeira.

TOO HOT: The tripletail is commonly caught in the tropical waters of Indonesia

The catch shows the temperature of the Mediterranean must to be increasing little by little,” a spokesperson for the Natural Chronicles of Torrevieja said.

“In our waters it is very rare, but it seems there is a clear tendency for more and more to be found in more northern latitudes.”

Another tripletail, called dormilona in Spanish, was caught just north of Valencia in April.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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