18-foot giant oarfish found in Californian coast

Oct 17, 2013, 11:12 IST | AFP

An 18-foot long oarfish was discovered in the waters of Toyon Bay on Santa Catalina Island, California

A marine science instructor spotted the carcass of the giant sea fish in the water

16 people hold the 18-foot-long carcass of an oarfish found in the waters near California. Photo: AFP

Jeff Chace, program director at Catalina Island Marine Institute, said it took about 15 people to lug the serpent-like "leviathan" onto shore after a snorkeler spotted the carcass in about 20 feet of water. 

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