Alien-like Pacific football angler fish discovered on Oregon beach

Alien-like Pacific football angler fish discovered on Oregon beach

Alien-like Pacific football angler fish discovered on Oregon beach

A rare deep-sea creature with alien-like features washed up on an Oregon beach’s shore.

Local beachcombers found a deep-sea angler fish known as the Pacific football fish just south of Cannon Beach, Oregon, which is around an hour and a half drive northwest of Portland, said the Seaside Aquarium in a Facebook post on May 18.

The fish is rare, and according to the aquarium, only 31 species have been recorded worldwide.

“Living in complete darkness, at 2,000-3,300 feet (below the sea,) these fish are rarely seen,” states its post.

The aquarium did not see the fish in person, but the person who found the fish sent photos of it to the aquarium, Keith Chandler, the aquarium’s general manager, told USA TODAY.

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