Marine science teacher finds carcass of giant oarfish sea creature off California coast

Marine science teacher finds carcass of giant sea creature off California coast

A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fantasy novel: the silvery carcass of an 5-meter-long, serpent-like oarfish.
Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute needed more than 15 helpers to drag the giant sea creature to shore on Sunday.
Staffers at the institute are calling it the discovery of a lifetime.
β€œWe’ve never seen a fish this big,” said Mark Waddington, senior captain of the Tole Mour, CIMI’s sail training ship. β€œThe last oarfish we saw was three feet long.” (AP Photo/Catalina Island Marine Institute)

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