Rare “Boarfish” Caught By Mass. Lobsterman

Adult boarfish (Antigonia capros), NOAA photo.

Gloucester Times: The most unusual boarfish, or Antigonia, that Annisquam lobsterman Tony Gross trapped on Nov. 23 in one of his wire pots with shrimp twine nettings 60 feet down on the muddy bottom off Lanesville has already attracted the attention of scientists at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology and at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

Little did Gross know then that he would be in for another fish surprise the next day, when his daughter Alex returned home from the University of Massachusetts for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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