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Rare oarfish sighted off coast of Mexico

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:06 PM

An elusive 15ft oarfish was spotted swimming in shallow waters in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico by tour guides from Un-Cruise Adventures.

Lia Stamatiou, expedition leader for Un-Cruise Adventures said: "I learned about the oarfish as one of those fish you study but never see.

"Seeing it swim up to us on the beach I was completely stunned.

http://www.telegraph...-of-Mexico.html

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:40 AM

Wow.  I would have got out of the water fast not knowing what the heck that was.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

Very sad really, these are deep sea fish and they usually only come near the surface when stressed, dying or dead. I believe they can grow to become the longest bony fish in the world, about 35 feet or so, so this one was still young. Very cool animal rarely seen alive.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

thats tinfoil being pulled by a remote controlled boat


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:17 PM

I saw somewhere that the people on shore thought at least one of them was trying to beach itself, so they were very lucky to take the film while it was alive.  They are quite beautiful and graceful when they swim.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:01 AM

swamp gas


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:22 AM

I like turtles


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:33 AM

there is something wrong with that fish, poor guy, seems like he got too drunk and lost his way home.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:36 AM

Cool fish,


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:24 AM

View Postcoolguy, on 14 April 2014 - 03:36 AM, said:

Cool fish,

Cool post


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:49 AM

That was an awesome video. I wish I had taken that.

Edited by DieChecker, 14 April 2014 - 05:49 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

I'm more wondering why it's in shallow waters


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:32 PM

Supposedly they only come to the surface to die. They are deep water fish, I think, and so usually die if they get to far up toward the surface.

But this one was not really so long, so it was probably pretty young, and maybe the younger ones don't go as deep?

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 10:49 PM

I read in a couple places that in folklore the oarfish is a messenger from the Sea God's palace and is only shows up on beaches to predict earthquakes... anybody else hear about the 7.2 earthquake in Mexico last week?


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:01 PM

cool looking fish.





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