Monday, October 21, 2013

Oarfish, Fish Species that length as Serpents

Oarfish, Fish Species that length as Serpents

"Santana was very surprised to see a pair of eyes staring at him from under the sea," said agency representing CIMI Jasmine Santana. What did she see? For marine instructor at Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) do snorkeling is an activity that is often done Jasmine. But this weekend mid October surprise he saw a pair of eyes in the darkness of the ocean floor as if looking at her. Then the creatures rise to the surface. Warnyanya silvery. Once approached, turns animal carcasses resembles a giant sea serpent. Required up to 15 adults to lift the carcass to shore.



Oarfish, Fish Species that length as Serpents
A number of residents raised fish carcasses along the 5.5 meter oarfish California coast /. AP Photo


Later she learned that oarfish that looked dead. This creature carcass length of 5.5 meters with a diameter the size of the body of an adult male. rare fishOarfish are fish that live at a depth of 3,000 meters, so it is very rare appearance. Length of the body and skeleton bones like shark species. They can grow up to 17 meters. Oarfish have a flat face. Because the odd appearance, this fish is believed to relate to a giant sea serpent legends. In recorded history, the longest oarfish found measuring eight meters and weigh 272 kilograms. Last time, the giant oarfish found in 1996 in the area of Coronado, Sandiego, California, USA, size reaches seven meters in length.









Oarfish, Fish Species that length as Serpents
Seven meter oarfish fish found in San Diego, California, 1996.

Jasmine oarfish found the body in one piece and is expected to die of natural causes. However, tissue samples and video footage has been sent to biologists at the University of California, USA, to be studied further. A spokesperson of Guided Discoveries, a nonprofit educational organization that runs programs at Catalina Island, said that the frame of the marine animals likely will be on display to the public. "Today, the giant oarfish carcasses being showcased to students at Catalina Island Marine Institute," said Mark Waddington, Senior Captain at Ship Catalina Island Marine Training Institute.

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