18 foot long Giant Oarfish carcass found
In a rare and significant discovery, Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute found a 18 feet long Oarfish carcass while snorkeling. She found it 30 feet deep while snorkeling in Toyon Bay. She needed 15 helpers to pull the carcass to the beach.
These oarfish dive to about 3000 feet deep and hence very little is known about them. Even though dead, examining it would enhance the knowledge of biologists.
The Oarfish are reputed to grow upto 50 feet long. It is believed that the serpent line structure and length of the oarfish gives rise to many sea serpent myths.
News and Image Source: Associated Press