Large Swordfish Washes Up On Beach In Rye, NH

RYE, New Hampshire (CBS) — Marine biologists are facing a mystery as they try to figure out what caused a large swordfish, which usually inhabits deeper waters, to wash up on the beach in Rye, New Hampshire Tuesday.

A swordfish that washed up on a beach in Rye, New Hampshire. (New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue)

A swordfish that washed up on a beach in Rye, New Hampshire. (New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue)

Rye Police got a report about the swordfish on the beach Tuesday afternoon–and though it wasn’t a mammal, they asked New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue for some help.

The group, based at Rye’s Seacoast Science Center, responds to animals that get stranded on New Hampshire’s beaches and coastline.

Rye Police, New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue, and beachgoers removed the swordfish from the beach. (New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue)

Rye Police, New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue, and beachgoers removed the swordfish from the beach. (New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue)

Marine Mammal Rescue found that the swordfish was dead, and carted it off the beach with the help of Rye Police and beachgoers.

They took it back to their center for a necropsy to see if they could determine what killed it. They said it had no signs of having been hooked.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Chris Christie's Belt says:

    Waters off NH and Maine are warming at an alarming rate, far quicker than most coasts around the world.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

WheelMobile
Download Our App

Listen Live