Many were surprised when a “prehistoric-looking fish,” washed ashore on a beach in the Hudson Valley.

Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was contacted by an Orange County Parks staff member regarding a mystery on the shore of the Hudson River.

Responding officers found a dead sturgeon washed ashore on the beach of Plum Point.

“This prehistoric-looking fish was collected and held overnight to be turned over to the DEC's Hudson River Fisheries Unit for further study,” the DEC said in a press release.

More information on the fish wasn’t provided. We will update if more information is released.

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