Huge oarfish found off Catalina Island in SoCal

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A snorkeler dragged in this 18-foot dead oarfish he found just off Catalina Island near Los Angeles on Sunday. Oarfish are rarely seen this large and usually found in deep open ocean waters.


"Not a whole lot is known about them, because they are sort of secretive," ichthyology collections manager Rick Fennel at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County told the Los Angeles Times.