The fishermen removed the bill and released the tuna back into the water. While it was a well-intentioned gesture, the fish’s blood immediately attracted nearby sharks and it was killed.
During a recent fishing trip with his brother and nephew, Kim Haskell and his group was left stunned after he reeled in what he thought was a mythical sea creature, now jokingly referred to as the “Tunicorn.”
After struggling to reel in the huge dogtooth tuna on the outer reef outside of Cooktown, Queensland, in Australia, the group noticed a giant horn sticking out of the fish’s head. At first glance, the image is truly surreal.
It seems that the tuna somehow got a Marlin spike pierced right through the middle of its head.
“It was totally healed so must have been in it for a while. We were wondering if the spike entered through the mouth because the thin bit was at the end,” Haskell’s brother, Jamie, wrote in an online post.