Giant Oarfish Seen At Catalina
The deep-water oarfish is seldom seen and most often dead or dying when it makes its way to the light of day. The oarfish can claim to be the longest growing of the bony fish and can grow to over 20-feet.
Recently while doing a bird survey on Catalina Island, Amy Catalano and her co-worker saw the remains of an oarfish washed up on the beach.
The fish looked like it had been partially eaten, but it still measured better than 12-feet.
Biology students at California State University will study the remains of this oarfish.
Very rare and always cool to see, the sightings of oarfish always make the news. We also found video of live oarfish last year so you need to check that out.
Here are some of our previous oarfish posts.
Photo Credit: Reuters and Mountain and Sea Educational Adventures