18-foot, serpent-like sea creature found off California

oarfish, california

LOS ANGELES A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fantasy novel: the silvery carcass of an 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish.   Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute needed more than 15 helpers to drag the giant sea creature with eyes the size of half dollars to shore on Sunday.   “We’ve never seen a fish this big,” said Mark Waddington, senior captain of the Tole Mour, CIMI’s sail training ship. “The last oarfish we saw was three feet long.”   Because oarfish dive more than 3,000 feet deep, sightings of the creatures are rare and they are largely unstudied, according to CIMI.    The oarfish, which can grow to more than 50 feet, is a deep-water pelagic fish – the longest bony fish in the world, according to CIMI.    They are likely responsible for sea serpent legends throughout history.….MORE

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2 Responses to 18-foot, serpent-like sea creature found off California

  1. sarasinart says:

    What’s the next big word after WOW?

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