The tourists try to save the monster marlin that washed ashore
Raw video: Visitors to the beach in Port Aransas, Texas is trying to pull huge blue marlin back in the water after finding it on the shore.
Beachgoers in Texas got quite a surprise on Sunday, a huge blue marlin washed up on the shore.
The incident happened in the Gulf Coast town of Port Aransas, located just outside of Corpus Christi.
“I thought it was a shark something to eat and as I walked closer, I discovered that it was a blue marlin,” Denice Garza told KIII-TV.
Breana Nafziger posted videos on Facebook of 109-inch monster fish on the beach.
According to National Geographic, blue marlins are one of the largest fish in the world and native to tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The fish can weigh up to 2000 kg and up to 14 metres in length.
Beachgoers tired to draw a huge blue marlin back in the water after finding it on the shore.
“Blue marlins prefer the higher temperature of the surface waters, feeding on mackerel and tuna, but also dive deep to eat squid,” said the magazine. “They are one of the fastest fish in the ocean, and their spears to slash through dense schools, returning to eat their stunned and wounded victims.”
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A fisherman attempted to drag the huge fish back in the sea, but it did not swim, and sadly died later that day.
“Everyone wanted to save. Everyone wanted to swim back and it was a pity that it’s not,” Garza told KIII-TV.
Experts at the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are planning to perform a necropsy on the fish to find out what has led to the death, according to the tv station.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed