What is it? Fisherman discovers huge 'see-through shrimp'

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A keen fisherman from New Zealand was left baffled when he caught this translucent shrimp-like creature swimming near the surface of the ocean.

Stewart Fraser, was fishing with sons Conaugh and Finn 70kms north of the Karikari Peninsula when he spotted the mysterious 'shrimp' floating near the top of the sea.

Stewart told Caterss News: "I was in two minds whether to haul it in, but curiosity got the better of me and I decided to take a closer look.

"It felt scaly and was quite firm, almost jelly like, and you couldn't see anything inside aside from this orange little blob."

The photo baffled Stewart and all of his fisherman friends, who are still none the wiser as to what the creature could have been.

Stewart said: "We have no idea what it could have been but it was quite something and I'd never seen anything like it before."

Do you know what it is? Answers on a postcard - or, rather, in the comments box below - please.

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