Chase Karacostas, San Antonio Express-News Published 10:17 am, Thursday, June 14, 2018 Now Playing: The marlin is first seen splashing around in shallow water about six inches deep before several beachgoers attempt to drag it back out to sea. Media: Courtesy Breana Nafziger Breana Nafziger was enjoying her final night in Port Aransas last weekend when she noticed something splashing in the surf – a 109-inch blue marlin that had somehow made it all the way to the beach. Nafziger, who is from Austin, said she was shocked when she first noticed the fish. She couldn’t immediately tell what it was but, having gone deep-water fishing before, she instantly recognized it once she got close. “I thought something was obviously coming into shore or got stuck,” Nafziger said. “It was like ‘holy cow,’ something that big doesn’t normally come onshore like that.” RELATED: Less crowded Port Aransas welcomes tourists on first big summer season weekend In the video Nafziger shot, the marlin is first seen splashing around in water about six inches deep. Its violent thrashing soon calms, allowing fellow beach-goers to try to save it. Nafziger guessed the fish was exhausted from swimming that far to shore. According to National Geographic,… Read full this story
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