Candlefish

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  1. Jean

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    Has anyone seen or tried using a candlefish for lighting?

    Are those fish dried and sold anywhere?
     
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    Didn't even know there was such a thing until I just looked it up. That must be some seriously oily fish!
     
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    Fascinating, had no idea. Thanks for the post.
     
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    I've been lucky enough to see big schools of them coming up river from the sea, but haven't had the pleasure of reading by candlefish light or dipping dried berries into euchelon oil; I would like to do both someday.

    Here's a great photo from National Geographic.

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    Never heard of them either...
     
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    I've heard of smoked Haddock but that's ridiculous...:D :D
     
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    New to me! Super cool. I knew natives of the Arctic used to use seal/whale oils to provide light and heat but lighting up a whole fish takes it to another level lol.
     
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    Wow that is cool thanks for posting!
     
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    Are they hard to light?:54:

    ezra
     
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    This is the coolest thing I've ever seen! Worthy of a second post!
     
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    how's the aroma?
     
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    I remember first reading about these fish in the Journals of Lewis and Clark,,, (Devoto I think),,, but I think the Corps of Discovery only ate them. I can imagine the fellas all got the "quick step" after a meal or two of these !
     
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