BREAKING NEWS – Laguna Beach, California – A rare type of fish recently washed up on the shores of a state park in California. What makes this particular fish such an impressive find is that it’s a deep-sea fish and it is reportedly rare for humans to see a member of its species fully intact.
The Crystal Cove State Park shared photos of the fish to social media, where it identified the specimen as an angler fish, likely a Pacific Football Fish. According to the post, this type of fish usually lives in waters that are 3,000 feet deep.
“Their teeth,” the post says, “like pointed shards of glass, are transparent and their largemouth is capable of sucking up and swallowing prey the size of their own body. While females can reach lengths of 24 inches males only grow to be about an inch long and their sole purpose is to find a female and help her reproduce.”
“It was an incredible discovery!” stated Armando Quintero the director for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. “I’m not an oceanographer or a marine biologist, but one thing I know for sure, is that ugly thing tasted great after I deep fried it and dipped it into some tartar sauce.”