Lancetfish drifts into shore in Nags Head

Photo courtesy Leif Rasmussen
Photo courtesy Leif Rasmussen

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – A lancetfish drifted into shore near Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head Monday.

Daryl Law told WAVY.com the fish drifted in at the south pier. The pier is part of North Carolina Aquariums.

Lancetfish rarely come close to shore, leading officials to think something was wrong with it. The fish was released back into the water.

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