A fish that is most commonly found in tropical waters has washed up in Cleethorpes.
The creature, thought to be a young Ocean Sunfish due to its colouring, is said to be about 45 to 60cm in size.
Jim Atkin made the discovery near the North Promenade, Cleethorpes, on Friday.
He shared pictures of the fish on the We Love Cleethorpes Facebook page, GrimsbyLive reports, writing: "A tad unusual considering."
Ocean Sunfish, otherwise known as Common Mola or Mola Mola, are native to tropical and temperate waters around the world and typically struggle to survive for prolonged periods in temperatures colder than around 10C.
They are one of the heaviest known boney fishes in the world, with adults typically weighing between 240 and 1,000kgs.
This fish, however, is thought to be young as it is silvery in colour.
Adults are usually grey above with silvery grey to brown on the side. They are typically paler in colour on their belly, with spots and mottling.
Members of We Love Cleethorpes have been questioning how the fish found its way to Cleethorpes, with Jim suggesting: "It may have got caught in the tidal cross current via the gulf stream."
Another member said: "Very strange how it has got here as they are a tropical fish and need warm waters and hot sun to survive.
"Clearly none of that here.
"Unless it has been thrown over by a boat and dumped."
However, another member has questioned whether it could have been an exotic pet which has been abandoned by its owners.
They said: "Just a thought – might these be 'exotic pets' that have become too expensive or too big to be kept?"
It is not the first time the species has been seen in British waters, with British Sea Fishing saying it "appears to be getting more common around the south of England in the summer months due to warming sea temperatures" though they are observed "on an intermittent basis" all around the country and have been caught in our seas for decades, albeit rarely.
This discovery comes one week after an Octopus made Cleethorpes its temporary home.
The curled octopus – nicknamed Curly the Kraken – took up residence along the North Promenade– but beach managers have been urging people to leave it alone.
Speaking last week, resort manager Scott Snowden said: "It is quite a rarity to have one on our doorstep.
"We would urge people to respect nature and let it enjoy its natural habitat.
"Unfortunately we have had dogs trying to disturb it and my big worry is the number of people gathering to have a look."
He added: "We all have a duty to keep a social distance and that includes from the octopus.
"There have been some quite large groups and we cannot have that in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
"The responsible thing to do is to leave it to its natural ways."
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