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18-Foot Sea Creature Found Off California Coast

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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...

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Kit B. (276)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 6:11 pm

We need a category for "bizarre" with articles like this one. It seems these are rarely seen by humans because they dive so deeply in the ocean, it is a BIG fish. Thanks Caree.

natasha salgado (715)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 6:16 pm
WOW that was really something---amazing creature! Thx Caree

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 5:43 am

Fi T. (21)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 6:11 am
Make sure their survival

JoAnn Paris (0)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 8:28 am
Please leave these creatures alone.

Jim Phillips (3255)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 9:31 am
Believability is seen in this video story about the size of this Oarfish.
Kudoes to Jasmine Santana for spotting and dragging this 18 foot long fish
to the surface.

Ty, Caree.

Carmen S. (617)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 5:47 pm
Wow, fascinating, thanks Caree.

Connie O. (51)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 7:49 pm
Wow! That is one giant fish!

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 8:40 pm
Fascinating to see this rarely seen fish that had died of natural causes, one has to wonder just how 'old' it was. Looks like a long life filled with some struggles and perhaps many serene moments as well.
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