Can You Swim In California Beaches

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Many people have their speculations about the thousands of unknown species that swim in the unattainable trenches in the deep blue sea.

Some of those rare species have managed to find their way to shorelines in the San Diego area, and a beachgoer in North County came across a strange discovery when he spotted a scary-looking fish washed ashore at Black's Beach in Torrey Pines nearly two weeks ago.

Jay Beiler says he was walking on the beach around 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 when he saw an odd-looking object on the beach. He initially thought it was a jellyfish from a distance, but as Beiler got closer, he noticed it was something far stranger.

According to experts, the Pacific Footballfish, or scientifically known as Himantolophus sagamius, usually lives in waters that are 3,000 feet deep.

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography says the last time a fish like this washed up in San Diego was 20 years ago in Dec. 2001 at Dog Beach in Del Mar, and this is the third known to wash up in California.

This anglerfish has been found in California, Japan, Hawaii, Ecuador, Chile, and the Philippines, but the first deep-sea anglerfish discovered was found on a beach in Greenland in 1833. This species is a close relative to Himantolophus groenlandicus, the Atlantic Footballfish.

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