A blue marlin was captured on video as it struggled in the shallow waters trying to return to the ocean.
As a top level predator, the blue marlin will chase baitfish like any hungry fish. While there’s no telling why this one really ended up flopping on the shore, it was probably chasing lunch and got too close.
This one was lucky enough to get its body turned and used the power it had remaining to return to the sea!
Here’s what it looked like:
Hopefully that beautiful fish didn’t suffer any injuries while it was fighting its way back into the water. Now someday a lucky fisherman may get a chance to tag and release it again.
Cheers to that guy for having the camera ready and getting some amazing video!