Oarfish Spotted in Gulf of Miexico; Giant Sea Serpent: Facts, Habitat, Videos & Informations

Sea Serpent from "Scientific American".
Sea Serpent from “Scientific American”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The king of herrings is the longest bony fish
The king of herrings is the longest bony fish (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oarfish Spotted In Gulf Of Mexico — Giant  Sea Serpent Facts, Habitat, Videos, And Information

The giant oarfish —  regalecus glesne — is rarely seen by humans while still alive. But now,  an incredible video of the rare animal has surfaced on youtube, and is  absolutely worth a watch for those that love wildlife, especially the “weirder”  kinds. The encounter between the sea-serpent-like oarfish and the ROV that  filmed it took place in the northern Gulf of Mexico, at a depth of around 1520  feet.

King of the herrings

Image Credit: Screen Capture

As you can no doubt imagine while watching the video, and especially once you  take it’s size into account, the incredible and rather strange-looking species  has often been characterized as a sea serpent — though it is rather harmless as  far as being a threat to humans.

Oarfish do reach rather enormous sizes though. One of the species —  regalecus glesne — is the longest bony fish species currently in the  world. That species — also known as the “king of herrings” — grows to sizes of  at least 56 feet in length. That name comes from a number of folk stories that  describe how the fish is known to lead shoals of herring as their “king”, and is  also no doubt in reference to the “crown” on the animal’s head.

Read more at http://planetsave.com/2013/06/10/oarfish-spotted-in-gulf-of-mexico-giant-sea-serpent-facts-habitat-videos-and-information/#ufrtoCrefXii7dKH.99

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