An extremely rare deep sea Lancetfish was found at Fitzroy beach in New Plymouth, New Zealand on November 19, 2015.
These fish live normally at around 1000 metres deep and it is very unusual to find them in this shallow. So what did happen?
This giant of the deep, a 1.5m lancetfish was found agonishing on the beach in New Plymouth.
A lot of deep sea fish like bluefin tuna start to move in a bit closer to the shore.
Or could it be an earthquake that disturbed its deep sea habitat?
Although none have been reported very close to the beaching, fish swim very fast and New Zealand is well-known for its seismic activity.
Do you know why this deep sea lancetfish died in New Plymouth, New Zealand?