All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘oarfish’

‘Saber-Toothed’ Whale & More: Sea Monsters Washing Ashore In SoCal?

Previously being called a ‘saber-toothed whale,’ the unusual sea creature that turned up on a Los Angeles beach last Wednesday has now been determined to actually be a Stejneger’s beaked whale. While the males of this species do have teeth that resemble sabers, females – the sex of the whale found last week – do not. This particular Stejneger’s beaked …

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Giant Oarfish Found In California

A giant Oarfish turned up on the shore of the Southern California coast on Sunday. These fish live in deep water and are rarely seen. This particular specimen measure 18 feet long and weighed over 400 pounds It was found by a scuba instructor, Jasmine Santana who pulled the dead fish to shore so it could be better observed. She …

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Giant Oarfish Washes Ashore in California

A marine biologist came across an 18-foot-long oarfish Sunday, while snorkeling with colleagues in Toyon Bay, about 22 miles off the Port of Los Angeles. Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) marine science instructor Jasmine Santana noticed a snake-like object shimmering in the water, with eyes the size of silver dollars. “Her first reaction was to approach with caution, until she …

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Horned Monster in Spain an Oarfish or Shark?

Has the Loch Ness monster been discovered? PROMAR (Programa en Defensa de la Fauna Marina-Sea Life Defense Program) is working on finding that answer after a “horned monster” washed ashore in Spain earlier this month. A swimmer first discovered the head of the monster while walking along the beach. The head had two horns protruding from it. Then, as she …

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Oarfish, Mystery Sea Monster Revealed

Nessie? The Loch Ness Monster? Or some other unidentified creature of the deep? Officials in Spain last week were left with these very questions, but it looks like these questions may finally be put to rest. The fish, found on the shore of Luis Siret Beach in Villaricos, with horns protruding from the head baffled discoverers. Several factors made identification …

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