Lancetfish drifts into shore in North Carolina

Lancetfish (Photo courtesy Leif Rasmussen)
Lancetfish (Photo courtesy Leif Rasmussen)

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – A lancetfish drifted into shore near Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head Monday.

Daryl Law from the North Carolina Aquarium told our sister station WAVY the fish drifted in at the south pier.

The pier is part of North Carolina Aquariums.

Lancetfish rarely come close to shore, leading officials to think something was wrong with it. The fish was released back into the water.

Photo courtesy Leif Rasmussen
Photo courtesy Leif Rasmussen

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