Rare Oarfish Discovered in California

Two rare oarfish have been discovered along the coast of California within days of each other.

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The oarfish looks like a serpent with its long body. The fish is rarely seen because it lives so deep in the ocean.
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Louisiana State University's School of the Coast and Environment
This image was captured from video taken by scientists at Louisiana State University's School of the Coast and Environment, and published with the Journal of Fish Biology.
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Oceanside Police Officer Mark Bussey
A nearly 14-foot-long oarfish washes ashore in Oceanside Harbor on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
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Oceanside Police Officer Mark Bussey
A crowd of onlookers gathered, knowing what the fish was from an earlier report of a sighting near Catalina.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
This photo released courtesy of the Catalina Island Marine Institute taken on Sunday Oct. 13, 2013 shows the crew of sailing school vessel Tole Mour and Catalina Island Marine Institute instructors holding an 18-foot-long oarfish that was found in the waters of Toyon Bay on Santa Catalina Island, Calif. A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted the silvery carcass of the 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish.
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