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South Texas beachgoers try to rescue giant blue marlin

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by: CBS Austin, Staff

PORT ARANSAS, Texas (KEYE) - A large blue marlin washed ashore a beach at Port Aransas on Sunday.

Beachgoers tried to help the fish back out to sea, but it wouldn't swim, according to Corpus Christi news station KIIITV.

A fisherman even tried to drag it back into deeper water with a net, but it did not survive.

Blue marlins are one of the biggest fish in the world, and can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and reach 14 feet in length.

Experts at the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be conducting a necropsy on the blue marlin Tuesday to find out what happened.

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