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NAGS HEAD, N.C. – It's something that looks like it belongs in a Sci-Fi novel but this is what washed up along the North Carolina coast on Monday.

Biologists believe the strange looking fish that appeared on the shore along Nags Head, in the Outer Banks is a lancefish.

According to WBTV, it was discovered by Leif Rasmussen from Maneto who took the pictures of the fish. Leif returned the fish back to the water but it washed up on the shore again. Pier officials believe something was wrong with the fish for it to wash up on the shore again.

Not much is known about the lancefish but they have very large mouths and sharp teeth.

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