The Netherlands: first boarfish ever


A boarfish, the first specimen ever, was found in The Netherlands, on 20 November on Texel island.

Usually, these fish live in deep water, warmer than in The Netherlands, south and west of the British isles.

Though it may be good to see a new species, this may also be a sign of global warming.

As a deep sea fish, it probably could not survive the tidal currents, unusual for it, and died on Texel beach.

Soon, it will go to the natural history museum in Leiden.

Not just a boarfish, also oarfishes on Dutch beaches: here. And here.

King of herrings on Texel: here.

Oarfish, manefish filmed: here.

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