deceased swordfish
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Deceased swordfish
Marine biologists in New Hampshire were baffled after a deceased swordfish was found washed up on the shore of a local beach.

New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue arrived to investigate what happened to the large fish, which is typically found in deeper water.

"We decided to take it back to the Center to see if we could find any internal signs that may point to why it washed up, as swordfish would normally be offshore in deep water," New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue said.

Rescue Assistant and Aquarist Rob Royer performed an informal necropsy on the swordfish and did not discover any signs of having been hooked, according to CBS Boston.

The rescue group also reported there were no signs of plastic in its stomach, but said it appeared it had not eaten in some time.