One fisherman recently got the surprise of his life when he reeled up this alien-like fish with giant bulbous eyes, reports News.com.au.
This species, known as a ratfish, lives in very profound water where its abnormally big eyes help it see in the dark.
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Oscar Lundahl, a 19-year-old fisherman, reeled this specific specimen.
“We were looking for blue halibut which is a rare species about five miles (8km) off shore,” he said. “I had four hooks on one line and felt something quite big on the end of it.”
“It took me about 30 minutes to reel it in because it was 800 meters deep.”
“It was pretty amazing. I have never seen anything like it before. It just looked weird, a bit dinosaur-like. I didn’t know what it was but my colleague did.”