Giant 18-foot oarfish found off California coast





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Published on Oct 16, 2013

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An 18-foot eel-like fish has been discovered by a snorkeler off the Californian coastline. The carcass of the creature, thought to have inspired legends of giant sea serpents, was spotted near Catalina Island. Experts believe it is an oarfish, which can grow up to 56 feet long and is rarely seen by humans as it prefers to remain around 3,000 feet below surface. Report by Sophie Foster.

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