The corpse of a sea monster looks exactly like the cartoon “Finding Nemo”, recently beached in Newport Beach, California, USA.
In the cartoon “Finding Nemo”, an image of an anglerfish with an “antenna” shines on its head, and Marlin pursues it.
In real life, the corpses of sea monsters look like fishing rods recently drifting off Newport Beach, California, USA.
People at sea discovered the body of a fishing rod nearly half a meter wide, almost intact, while walking along the sands of Crystal Cove Park, according to LA Times.
This creature specializes in living at depths of nearly 1,000 meters.
It is extremely rare for a sea monster like a fishing rod to drift off the coast. This creature usually only lives at a depth of almost 1000 meters.
“This fish lives on the bottom of the deep sea, so it’s very rare for people to see or study them. We’re checking what makes it float and drift off the coast, ”said Jessica Roame, Sport Fishing and Whale Watching Coordinator Davey’s Locker.
Fishing rods use an “antenna” above their head as a tool that emits light, attracting prey.
The organism is frozen for research.
“The attractiveness of this fish is very sophisticated, very complex, very recognizable from other species,” said Bill Ludt, assistant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
Specialists pay special attention because the body of the fish is still almost intact. Ludt said the fishing rod is not on the rare species list, but it is extremely rare to have it ashore with this condition.
John Ugoretz, an official with the California Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, said the remains of the sea monster are currently frozen pending storage arrangements.
American museums currently display 3 fishing rods, including one in California. It will be the second to add to a collection at the local museum, helping researchers learn more about fish in the future, Ludt said.