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Mysterious, 'weird' and frozen fish washes ashore in Chilkat Inlet


February 8, 2018

Harry Rietze hauls the 70-pound ragfish to a freezer in the Haines Packing Co. for storage. Brad Badger photo.

As the tide ebbed down the beach outside his house Friday, Harry Rietze discovered a mysterious sea creature that one scientific paper described as "a puzzling fish with soft bones."

The brown, frozen animal Rietze found is a ragfish, and little...

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