Oarfish Spotted In Gulf Of Mexico — Giant Sea Serpent Facts, Habitat, Videos, And Information
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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.
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- Giant Oarfish ‘Sea Serpent’ Found Off California (news.sky.com)
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- Giant Deep-Sea Oarfish Found off California Coast (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com)
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- Rare giant ‘sea-serpent’ discovered in California – measuring 18 FEET long (mirror.co.uk)
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