NPR published this correction Thursday that you may have to read more than once to appreciate … and maybe even understand.
The news organization posted a clarification at the bottom of this story about the first warm-blooded fish ever found. Here is the clarification is in its entirety:
The correction appears to reference this sentence:
“The fish had an average muscle temperature about 5 degrees C [roughly 9 degrees Fahrenheit] above the surrounding water while swimming about 150 to 1,000 feet below the surface,” NOAA says.
That number would still seem to be wrong, though, because 5 degrees Celsius is roughly 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Ah, well. Maybe they’ll append a correction to the correction, though let’s hope the next “clarification” actually clarifies something.
This report, by Josh Fatzick, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.