COASTIN' TRED: The puffer
, Vital Spark, currently tied up at Inveraray pier, is being offered for sale at PS115,000.
"The next step is making PUFFER a scientist," NASA said.
But just as children grow up, so may PUFFER - according to NASA, it may eventually be "as large as a breadbox, sacrificing its microbot size for added robustness."
The puffer fish (sometimes called globefish, fugu, or blowfish) is highly prized in many Asian cultures and is consumed safely in some countries (e.g., Japan).
Lagocephalus lunaris is an Indo-Pacific species of puffer fish and is one of the only species known to contain high concentrations of tetrodotoxin naturally in the meat, making safe preparation of this product impossible (9).
Now fully restored and back home in Scotland, its gastronomic cruises have inspired a new cookbook to raise money to help keep the puffer afloat.
"Everyone remembers the stories of Para Handy aboard the Vital Spark puffer but, during the war, our VIC 32 used to take aviation fuel out to the fleet based in the Scapa Flow.
BACKGROUND: From January 2002 to May 2004, 28 puffer
fish poisoning (PFP) cases in Florida, New Jersey, Virginia, and New York were linked to the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) in Florida.
The numerals 2 and 9 can be read in Japanese as "fu-ku," which is the local dialect's pronunciation of the puffer
's Japanese name.
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THE Vital Spark has come home to the Clyde - and 75,000 people are expected to welcome the famous puffer
There are more than 120 different species of puffer