Marine biologists are having a heyday in California, where in the last week a rarely seen species of fish has washed ashore, not once, but twice.
In the last week, two carcasses of oarfish have washed ashore. The first one measured in at 18 feet long, and the second one, found by a group of third-graders on a school trip, was 14 feet long.
Sightings of the extremely large deep-sea creature, which can grow up to 50 feet, are rare, as oarfish tend to swim thousands of feet below the surface. While dead, the fish appear to be in good health.
“It looks good enough to eat – if you have a 13ft pan,” biologist Ruff Zetter told the BBC.