A huge sea creature has washed up on the shore of Sands Beach in Santa Barbara County, California an experts are intrigued.
The sea creature has been identified as the hoodwinker sunfish and it s said to be the heaviest bony fish in the world.
The bizarre looking creature is just being spotted for the first time on a US beach, as it is a native to New Zealand and Australia in the Southern Hemisphere.
The odd looking sea creature with seven foot was found dead on the beach.
Marianne Nyegaard, a marine scientist who discovered the giant in 2017, said: “When the clear pictures came through, I thought there was no doubt. This is totally a hoodwinker
“I couldn’t believe it. I nearly fell out of my chair.”
She said that they are five species of saltwater sunfish but hoodwinkers prefer temperate water in and around Australia.
Ms Nyegaard told CNN: “This is why it’s so intriguing why it has turned up in California.
“We know it has the temperate distribution around here and off the coast of Chile, but then how did it cross the equator and turn up by you guys? It’s intriguing what made this fish cross the equator.
“This fish had managed to stay out of sight and out of everybody’s attention.”