Oarfish

18-foot-long oarfish, found by instructor of the Catalina Island Marine Institute. (Photo credit: Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) and Catalina Sea Camp)

Parasites found in Calif. ‘sea serpent’ dissection

  SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — One of two oarfish found in Southern California waters earlier this month had a host of parasites living in its giant, serpent-like body. Scientists from the University of California, […]

10/29/2013

This Friday Oct. 18, 2013 image provided by Mark Bussey shows an oarfish that washed up on the beach near Oceanside, Calif. This rare, snakelike oarfish measured nearly 14 feet long. According to the Catalina Island Marine Institute, oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet, making them the longest bony fish in the world. (AP Photo/Mark Bussey)

California ‘sea serpent’ was egg-carrying female

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Southern California last week was ready to become a mommy. The serpent-like fish — one of two discovered along the coast last week — […]

10/22/2013

An oarfish washed up on the beach near Oceanside. This rare, snakelike sea creature measured nearly 14 feet long. According to the Catalina Island Marine Institute, oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet, making them the longest bony fish in the world. (AP Photo/Mark Bussey)

New 14-foot ‘sea serpent’ found in Southern Calif.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, a ‘sea serpent’ attracted gawkers on a Southern California beach. This time the rare, snakelike oarfish washed up Friday afternoon in Oceanside. […]

10/19/2013

This photo released courtesy of the Catalina Island Marine Institute taken on Sunday Oct. 13, 2013 shows the crew of sailing school vessel Tole Mour and Catalina Island Marine Institute instructors holding an 18-foot-long oarfish that was found in the waters of Toyon Bay on Santa Catalina Island, Calif. A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted the silvery carcass of the 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish. (AP Photo/Catalina Island Marine Institute)

18-foot-long sea creature found off Calif. coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 […]

10/15/2013

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