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18-foot oarfish discovered off southern California coast


"(CNN) -- A marine science instructor's late-afternoon snorkel off the Southern California coast last Sunday was first met with shock and soon excitement when she discovered a gigantic oarfish, a deep-sea creature that remains little known to the science world and people outside.
Jasmine Santana was about 15 feet underwater when she found the 18-foot-long, silvery fish with reddish fins and eyes the size of a half-dollar staring at her from the sandy bottom. Realizing it was dead, she snatched the fish's tail, and using buoyancy and low tides, powered her way back on shore.…"
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1 comment:

Island Woman MJ said...

Very amazing, thanks for sharing this with us! I often look at the surface of the sea and think about snorkeling times, that just under the surface is this magical world - and in this case, something rarely ever seen. Wow!

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