18-Foot Oarfish

By: CNN
By: CNN

Imagine going on a leisurely snorkel and seeing a rare 18-foot oarfish. The fish was spotted just off Catalina Island in Southern California, by a Marine Institute Instructor. The instructor approached the snake-like fish very cautiously and then she realized it was dead. It took 15 adults to move the fish to shore.

It’s extremely rare to find an oarfish, dead or alive. It’s believed oarfish live mostly in waters more than 3000 feet deep, leaving them largely unstudied by scientists. The giant oarfish is the longest bony fish species. It can reach lengths of 56 feet.


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