Santa Catalina Island California

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, […]


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. […]


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 […]


Surgery for quarterback hurt in high school game

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A quarterback injured during a Southern California high school football game has undergone emergency brain surgery. Wildomar Cornerstone Christian player Ryan “Dax” McGregor came off the field saying he had a […]


Party at Manhattan Beach, Sunday, Aug. 26!

What are you up to Sunday, feel like hitting the beach? The 32-mile Catalina Classic Paddleboard Marathon will be on Sunday, August 26. The Wounded Warriors from Camp Pendleton are raising funds for the Jimmy […]



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