long sea creature found off Calif
18 foot long sea creature found off Calif. coast 18 foot oarfish found off Catalina Island
Toyon Bay at Santa Catalina Island, about two dozen miles from Prada Black Wallet On Chain the mainland.
After she dragged the carcass by the tail for more than 75 feet, staffers waded in and helped her bring it to shore.
LOS ANGELES 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.
They are likely responsible for sea serpent legends throughout history.
"We've never seen a fish this big," said Mark Waddington, senior captain of the Tole Mour, CIMI's sail training ship. "The last oarfish we saw was three feet long."
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The obscure fish apparently died of natural causes. Tissue samples and video footage were sent to be studied by biologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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18 foot long sea creature found off Calif. coast 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 )
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The oarfish, which can grow to more than 50 feet, is a deep water pelagic fish the longest bony fish in the world, according to CIMI.
Santana spotted something shimmering about 30 feet deep while snorkeling during a staff trip in Prada Bag Pink Colour
"She said, 'I have to drag this thing out of here or nobody will believe me,'" Waddington said.
Staffers at the institute are calling it the discovery of a lifetime.
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6th, and 7th grade students studying at CIMI. It will be buried in the sand until it decomposes and then its skeleton will be reconstituted for display, Waddington said.
Because oarfish dive more than 3,000 feet deep, sightings of the creatures are rare and they are largely unstudied, according to CIMI.
Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute needed more than 15 helpers to drag the giant sea creature with eyes the size of half dollars to shore on Sunday.
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