Underwatertimes.com News Service - December 29, 2008 16:25 EST
robbie williams underwater aliens

Robbie Williams plans to search for underwater aliens. credit catzi/Wikipedia

fish urinal china large

A Chinese restaurant has been criticised - for keeping ornamental fish in a urinal.

lucky lizard fish

A lucky lizard has escaped after being caught with a fish. credit: Al Simson

topless fishing florida

Florida-based Smokin 'em Charters featured topless deck hands for fishing trips

Biologist Adam Warwick saves black bear

Florida biologist Adam Warwick saved a drowsy black bear that went for a swim

What do mutant catfish, Robbie Williams, Chinese fish urinals, a lucky lizard and topless fishing all have in common? They all made the list of the weirdest underwater stories from 2008.

The year's weird underwater news proved once again that reality is stranger than any fiction. From the editors of UnderwaterTimes.com, here's a selection of the weirdest underwater stories of the year.

For even more weird underwater stories, check out the Underweird news section.

Something's been eating me

Lost and found

Sounded like a good idea at the time

Dubious records

Leap of faith

Animals behaving badly

Catch of a lifetime

Rescue Me