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The Oarfish - Real Life Sea Serpent
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The Oarfish - Real Life Sea Serpent
The Oarfish is a very long, bony fish with an appearance similar to that of a dragon. This creature of legend is believed to be the source of many sea serpent tales. This is the first time it has been filmed alive at the surface.


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Posted by nova on February 12, 2009
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Comments

Posted by Tripping Out on February 13, 2009 at 7:21 am
Every time I see a new fish I want to eat it. Possibly not a dying fish though.
Posted by hilarypapa on February 8, 2010 at 2:46 pm
Hi, do you have any idea of the origin of this footage? Do you know where it is from, who shot it, what station it aired on? thanks, much appreciated!
Posted by nova on September 1, 2010 at 11:32 am
Yay, the Toronto Star linked to this video!

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/776761--rare-oarfish-believed-to-herald-quakes
Posted by Tibor on May 16, 2011 at 7:20 am
The common name oarfish is presumably in reference to either their highly compressed and elongated bodies, or to the former (but now discredited) belief that the fish "row" themselves through the water with their pelvic fins. The family name Regalecidae is derived from the Latin regalis, meaning "royal". The occasional beachings of oarfish after storms, and their habit of lingering at the surface when sick or dying, make oarfish a probable source of many sea serpent tales.
Posted by spock on May 25, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Truly a remarkable creature.
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