Giant Oarfish found off Catalina Island

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The giant carcass of an Oarfish was found floating in Toyon Bay off Catalina Island by a marine science instructor this weekend. Jasmine Santana of Catalina Island Marine Institute needed the help of 15 people to pull the 18-foot long fish to shore.

Since these fish are normally deep water dwelling, little is known about them and they are rarely spotted in the shallows. The fact that they grow quite so large makes the discovery even more exciting.

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