SCARY-looking Fish from Deep Sea Washes Up on North Carolina Shore


A Lancetfish was found Monday in Nags Head on a beach south of Jennette’s Pier. (Photographer: Leif Rasmussen via Daryl Law)

NAGS HEAD, North Carolina – This rare fish washed up on the shore late Monday. It’s called a Lancetfish and is only found in the deep sea. 

The erie-looking-fish has a large mouth with sharp teeth, and grows up to 6.6 feet long.


Photographer: Leif Rasmussen via Daryl Law

Little is known about their physical make up.

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A November 2006 photo of a Lancetfish (Credit: NOAA)