VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. ? Visitors planning to stop at Virginia Beach are being warned to be on the lookout for a decidedly strange looking fish recently spotted near the shoreline.
Organizers with the East Coast Surfing Championships, or ECSC, shared a photo last week of the fish, a northern stargazer, popping its head up from the sand.
Northern stargazers eat small fish and crustaceans and hunt by burying themselves in sand, with only their eyes and mouth above ground.
“Watch your step,” ECSC organizers wrote on Facebook.