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Thursday, July 21, 2016

She looks down and saw this while walking on the beach. What is it?


Stargazer was on the beach in Virginia
Stargazer was on the beach in Virginia
Beach goers walking on the sand in Virginia Beach were in for a surprise when this fish appeared out of nowhere. The East Coast Surfing Championships recently posted pictures of this fish out of water on its Facebook page.

The Chesapeake Bay Program's website reports that these creepy-looking fish called stargazers typically live in deep water at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay. The predatory species eat small fish and crustaceans and hunts by burying itself in the sand with its eyes and mouth sticking straight upward.

Stargazers can grow 22 inches in length and come equipped with venomous spines near their gills and pectoral fins. This creature of the deep can also generate a 50-volt electric shock. It may not be deadly to humans, but fish scientist William Leo Smith once told The New York Times that stargazer fish is "the meanest things in creation."

Source: YouTube by NewsBeat Social

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