Massive oar fish washes up in California – we’ve seen its like before
ANYONE swimming off the coast of California, can look out for gigantic oarfish fish, like this one that washed up on the shores of Toyon Bay, Catalina Island.
Here’s one they caught earlier:
A preserved segmented oar fish being moved to Phase One of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum.
In 1996, the US Navy caught a 26-ft long oar fish:
Amateur fisherman Keith McRae of Sydney, Australia thought he had landed the original sea serpent when he hooked this oar fish, 12-feet long, in Sydney Harbor on June 13, 1954. The Curator of Fishes of the Australian Museum who identified the catch, said they grow to 40 feet.