The marine world is so mysterious that even scientists get baffled with the rare creatures that are discovered underwater. Recently, a fisherman named Oscar Lundahl managed to catch a rare fish with gigantic eyes, on his fishing trip off the Norwegian coast. Not only was the size of the fish a big one, but it also had gigantic eyes that would make your eyes pop, just like the creature. Lundahl was definitely happy with the once-in-a-lifetime catch and he even went home and fried it. Fish That Can Walk Accidentally Discovered in Tasmania: One of the Rarest Fish in the World.
Oscar Lundahl works as a guide with Nordic Sea Angling. He went fishing to find for a blue halibut off the coast of the island of Andoya in Norway. While looking for his target, he almost jumped out of his boat to make that rare catch. He told The Sun, "We were looking for blue halibut which is a rare species about 5 miles offshore. 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 over 2,600 feet deep." Pictures of the strange-looking creature have also been shared online and people are amused too.
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Since the fish took about half an hour to reel it up, it could even survive to let it back in the waters. Lundahl described it as "a bit dinosaur-like," in the report. He also mentioned that since the fish was already dead, he went home and cooked it. "Despite its ugly appearance, it was really tasty. It is a bit like cod but tastier," he said. Giant ‘Goldfish’ Found in US Lake! View Pic of the 100-Year-Old Rare Fish.
This specimen is actually a ratfish, a relative of the shark species dating almost 300 million years ago. These fishes live in very deep waters and are rarely caught, but Lundahl made an exception. It is said that the fish has evolved the big eyes because of the ability to make them see in dark underwaters.
This is not the first time, a rare fish has been caught by fishermen fishing in deep water. Last month, a fisherman from Australia's Queensland caught a fish with no eyes! The creepy creature had even scared the internet. So there are several species in the deep underwaters which have not even made it to the knowledge of researchers and scientists.