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    Posted April 16, 2012 by
    JherryPhons
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    Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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    Travel photo of the day

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    The Pufferfish Up-Close

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JherryPhons captured a photo of this puffer fish while at Ocean Park in Hong Kong. He says the puffer fish swims very slowly, but gracefully. He says seeing the creature puffing into a spherical shape was one of the best things he saw at Ocean Park. 'It looks harmless and beautiful, but very deadly too,' he says. His photo was chosen as our Travel Photo of the Day. See it here on CNN.com!

    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    The Pufferfish also known as Blowfish are generally one of the most poisonous sea creatures in the world. Their liver and skin are highly toxic to some animals when eaten but their meat is considered to be a delicacy in Japan and other Asian countries. They are very slow swimmers but it doesn't mean that their predator can easily catch them. If they are agitated, they will scare their attackers by filling their extremely elastic stomach with water until it is much larger and almost spherical in shape.

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