Huge southern ribbonfish found in Lake Wooloweyah
THE LAKE Wooloweyah Monster, Baby Nessie, Frankenfish - no matter how you'd describe it, there's no doubt a bizarre creature found near the banks of Lake Wooloweyah on the weekend was an unusual sight
Local man Stuart Boxsell came across the fish - about two metres long - in the shallows on Sunday. Unfortunately the fish was in a bad way and died shortly after it was found.
It has since been identified as a southern ribbonfish (trachipterus jacksonensis) - a rarely-seen, deep-sea-dwelling creature.
While the question of what it is has been solved, what it was doing out of its natural habitat in the shallows of Lake Wooloweyah remains a complete mystery.
Anyone who can shed some light on this puzzle can email us on coastalviews@dailyexaminer .com.au.
Pick up a copy of Coastal Views this Friday for the full story and interview with Mr Boxsell.