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Rare fish washes up on North Carolina beach

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A rare fish washed up on the shore of a North Carolina beach.

On Monday, May 12, 2014 a Lancetfish, an open ocean fish, was found on a beach south of Jennette’s Pier in northeast North Carolina, according to WGHP.

A report of the finding by Jennette’s Pier said that lancetfish rarely come to shore, according to biologists. This lancetfish found on shore was alive when it washed up and was released back into the water.

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WGHP reported that lancetfish have sharp teeth inside their large mouths. They grow up to 6.6 feet long.

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