Giant monster fish washed ashore on the Australian coast, baffling the local population

A gigantic fish washed up on the Australian coast Tuesday 6 March 2018.

(Riley Lindholm)

A sample size of 330 pound fish was found washed up on the Australian coast last week.

John and Riley Lindholm of the Australian state of Victoria were walking across Moore Park Beach in the south of Queensland and when they were come to the other side of the strange-looking fish, ABC News reported.

Fish and chips anyone? This mystery fish washed up on a beach in #Bundaberg the coast in #Brabant: @abcnews

— Jess Lodge (@jess_lodge) March 8, 2018

John Lindholm, who has worked as a charter skipper for most of his life, he said that he could not identify what kind of fish it was.


“I’ve seen a lot of fish, and a lot of big fish, but I’ve never seen anything like this,” Lindholm told Australia’s ABC News.

“I thought it would have been a groper, but look at the shape of the head is still possible for a groper, but it just doesn’t seem to fit with what other people here have told me,” he went on.

Yikes! A 150kg mystery fish was found washed up on a Queensland beach.

— ABC Sydney (@abcsydney) March 8, 2018

He estimated the fish weighed about 330 to 375 pounds.

“It was a big, big fish”, he said. Lindholm said the fish size of him shocked.

“I’ve seen whales wash up on the beach, but the size of this and the kind of fish it was, took my breath away,” he said.


Lindholm said the fish do not seem to have been hit by a boat propeller and is of the opinion that it is, of course, is death.

“I think it just may have reached the end of its life and, in principle, expire,” he said.

Lindholm went back the next day to the fish, but it was gone.

The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol, said it worked with experts from the Queensland Museum to try and identify the monster fish. The organization has determined that the fish “turned out to be a Queensland groper.”

“How the fish came to be washed up on the beach and the cause of death could not be determined,” the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol, said.

The organisation said that it prohibited the catch and possession of the groper, because it is a protected species.

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