River 'Dinosaur' Found by Couple in Viral Video

Avid fishers have shared a shocking video of a river "dinosaur," which has since gone viral online, amassing more than 126 million views.

The couple, thought to be called Marliese and Jacob Bergen, regularly upload videos and images from their fishing trips on their social media account, OutfishingB.C.

The couple, who are expecting a baby in October, were sturgeon fishing in Fraser River, in British Columbia, Canada, when they came across a giant in the water.

The clip, shared on Sunday, shows a woman, thought to be Marliese, kissing a baby sturgeon, before they release it back into the river.

The next shot switches to show an adult sturgeon, which appears to be more than six feet long.

A man, believed to be Jacob, stands in the river next to the massive fish and strokes the plates on its back as it swims back to the depths.

The pair revealed the massive catch was a white sturgeon, which is North America's largest fish.

The species can live to be over 100 years old and grow to phenomenal sizes, with the largest ever, recorded in 1898, weighing a whopping 1,500 pounds (lbs), according to Oregon Zoo.

The fish grow continuously throughout their lives, with website Sturgeon Web reporting they can reach sizes of 20 feet (ft) long in the wild.

The now viral video has racked up thousands of comments, as people compared the creature to the Loch Ness Monster, as well as the Mosasaurus dinosaur.

TikToker Bella joked: "Reason #56098 of why I'm terrified of water."

Agreeing, Username admitted: "New fear unlocked when going swimming in the lake."

Fellow fisherman Chris Peterson185 reckoned: "That got to be 200 to 300lbs. I only got one that was 100lbs and I thought mine was big."

Johannes Hoffmann asked: "What in the Loch Ness monster is this?"

"Let's not recreate Jurassic Park," TikToker Tom is Life wrote.

While Joovier thought: "They just casually raising a dinosaur."

"This is in a lake. . . imagine what's in the ocean that we don't know about," another TikToker pointed out.

Dinonuggies commented: "If I saw that fish I would think it's a baby sea serpent."

Being very specific, Nate Martinez said: "They done growing a mosasaurus from Jurassic world."

Earlier this year, biologists reeled in a whopping 240-pound sturgeon from the Detroit River, near Grosse Ile, which is believed to have been more than a century old.

The trio from the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office wrestled the nearly seven-foot-long lake sturgeon for six minutes.

"I felt the fish thumping on the line. As it got closer, it just got bigger and bigger. She was tired out and didn't fight us very much," Jason Fischer, said, according to The Associated Press.

The team's post on its Facebook page described the significance of the operation as "a once in a lifetime catch for our Detroit River native species crew."

"This real life river monster was tipping the scales at 240lbs, measuring 6'10" long," and had a girth of nearly four ft, the post said, adding that it was "one of the largest lake sturgeon ever recorded in the U.S."

They released the sturgeon back into the water after measuring her.

Sturgeon fish in human hands
Stock image of a sturgeon fish in human hands. A video showing a giant sturgeon in Fraser River, Canada, has gone viral online. Marina Pobedinskaya/Getty Images