Rare 17 Foot Oarfish Found At Catalina Island

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWXDBdyGGXc&w=560&h=315] This long, slender oarfish washed ashore the beaches of Catalina Island, California. The giant fish was noted to be between 14 to 17 feet long. Two conservationists were said to have found the fish while doing morning bird breeding surveys along Catalina Island. It is indeed a rare find because oarfish are deep sea creatures that reside at depths of over 1000 feet. They have been known to reach up to 50 feet in length. However, not much else is known about these mysterious creatures because by the time they are found they are usually sick, dying or dead. These are the creatures that most likely spawned the ancient tales of sea serpents, monsters and dragons. MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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