Fugu fish in Crimea – level 2

28-11-2014 15:00

Some fishermen in Crimea caught a fish which normally does not live there. It is the fugu fish. This fish blows itself up like a balloon when it is in danger. Also, its organs have a deadly poison. Eating the smallest amount will kill you.

The fish is a delicacy for the Japanese who know how to eat the fish carefully, but people in Crimea are not happy about its presence. They believe that it may be a threat to life in the Black Sea. Cooks there do not want to prepare the fish, either.

Scientists are still working out how the fish got to Crimea.

Difficult words: delicacy (something delicious and rare), threat (danger), work out (to try to find an answer to something).

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