Biologist Preeti Desai published the photos on her Twitter profile. She wrote:
“Okay, biology twitter, what the heck is this?? Found on a beach in Texas City, TX. #wildlifeid”
Internet users gave a lot of answers in the comments and finally agreed that the find was a fish.
It is probably a special kind of eel. On Tuesday, Joel Myers, head of the meteorological company AccuWeater, announced that the total damage to the US economy caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could be 290 billion US dollars.
That would be about 1.5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.