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    ST: Look what just came out of the water (inside got fish!)

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    The Straits Times
    Published on Oct 17, 2013


    It was like something out of a fantasy novel - a marine science instructor spotted the silvery carcass of a 5m-long, serpent-like oarfish while snorkelling off the Southern California coastline.

    Ms Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) needed more than 15 helpers to drag the creature to shore on Sunday.

    The staff at CIMI are calling it the discovery of a lifetime. "We've never seen a fish this big," said Mr Mark Waddington. "The last oarfish we saw was three feet long." (That is just under a metre.)

    Because oarfish dive more than 3,000 feet deep, sightings are rare and the fish is largely unstudied, said CIMI. The oarfish, which can grow to more than 15 metres, is a deep-water pelagic fish - the longest bony fish in the world. They are likely responsible for sea serpent legends throughout history.


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    Re: ST: Look what just came out of the water (inside got fish!)

    Mutant from fukushima?
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    Re: ST: Look what just came out of the water (inside got fish!)

    i have seen one in c328

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    Re: ST: Look what just came out of the water (inside got fish!)

    Oarfish are not freshwater fish and they will not even be available for sale. You might have seen eels instead at C328.
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    Re: ST: Look what just came out of the water (inside got fish!)

    I think you possibly saw the dragon goby, gobioides broussounetttii? Bears a faint resemblance to an oarfish.

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    Re: ST: Look what just came out of the water (inside got fish!)

    poor fish.... yet to reach 15 meters...

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    Re: ST: Look what just came out of the water (inside got fish!)

    Quote Originally Posted by stormhawk View Post
    Oarfish are not freshwater fish and they will not even be available for sale. You might have seen eels instead at C328.
    joking la broooo hahahaha...
    i like reading these kind of storiea but my fave is still giant squid. they are also bigger i think

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    Re: ST: Look what just came out of the water (inside got fish!)

    Cryptozoology is a fun area to delve in. You should read about other weird animals that may or may not exist.
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