Rare 17 Foot Oarfish Found At Catalina Island

by | Jun 3, 2015 | Fish, Science | 0 comments

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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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