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Terrifying, Goofy Deepwater Fish Caught off Coast of Newfoundland

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We’ve seen an awful lot of strange fish lately, but this one honestly takes the cake.

A fishing boat off Newfoundland reeled in an interesting catch recently, to say the least. Scott Tanner, one of the fishermen aboard, had no idea what kind of prehistoric fish they pulled in, but thankfully snapped a few pictures for the rest of us.

With brilliant and also terrifying green eyes, this fish looks like something out of Dr. Seuss book. It’s long snout, combined with its fins that seem to resemble wings, makes this catch one for the books.

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Tanner believes the fish is a deepwater species known as the long nose chimaera, which is rarely caught. He told CBC News that, “There’s lots of weird stuff that comes out [of the ocean], but that one definitely stood out…I don’t imagine many people have seen one.”

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CBC

The fish was pulled inside the boat with the net that it must have gotten caught up in with the cod and redfish. It potentially died from pressure change, which is common.

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Terrifying, Goofy Deepwater Fish Caught off Coast of Newfoundland