A scary-looking, rare fish that normally lives in deep water washed ashore in Devon – 14,000 km from its habitat in the Pacific Ocean.
Katrina Ashmore, 41, and Paul Esherst, 43, spotted the fish while boating offshore while on vacation. The couple watched the anglerfish for ten minutes before it was ejected onto South Sands Beach.
They mistook the deep-sea monster, which lives 1 km underwater, for a turtle or even an old backpacker. Paul flipped it over, cutting his hands on hundreds of razor-sharp teeth. The pair spotted a dorsal fin that emits a fluorescent light to catch other fish.