Mysterious marine creature found on beach after Hurricane Harvey


Image via Preeti Desai's Twitter account

A mysterious sea creature with fangs and no face washed up ashore in a beach gets the internet buzzing.

A young woman working for a Texas conservation company made a strange discovery on a Texas City beach after Hurricane Harvey.

Preeti Desai asked the users of Twitter to identify the strange thing.

The sea creature does not seem to have eyes, but has a long head, and an elongated mouth with several very sharp teeth, which seems to have come straight out of a science fiction film.

“On first glance it looked like something from the deep sea to me,” Desai said.

“My initial thought was it might be a sea lamprey but when I got close I realized there was no way that was what it was, particularly based on the mouth.”

After some analysis, experts believe it was an eel “aplatophis chauliodus”, or “fangtooth snake-eel” in English.

This species are found in the Gulf of Mexico. This species are difficult to observe since they spend most of their time in deep water.

This article has been viewed 1211 times. Article originally posted: September 16, 2017, 10:55 am (UTC-0). Last update: September 16, 2017 at 10:55 am (UTC-0).

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