Jodi (waltzwithme) wrote in wtf_nature,
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18-foot Oarfish Found Off Los Angeles Coast!






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LOS ANGELES —A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fantasy novel: a silvery, 18-foot-long, serpent-like sea creature.

Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute needed more than 15 helpers to drag the giant animal with eyes the size of half dollars to shore on Sunday.

The creature, identified as an oarfish, was already dead when Santana found it, but staffers at the institute are calling it the discovery of a lifetime.



Read more: http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/san-francisco-bay-area/18footlong-sea-creature-found-off-calif-coast/-/5739064/22447750/-/f0dfqvz/-/index.html#ixzz2hpbjpUDY
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