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Rare 18 Foot Oarfish Spotted In California

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Imagine going on a leisurely snorkel.  And then seeing this!  This rare 18-foot oarfish was spotted just off Catalina Island in Southern California.  It's extremely rare to find an oarfish -- dead or alive.  That's because it's believed oarfish mostly live in waters more than 3000 feet deep -- leaving them largely unstudied by scientists.  The giant oarfish is the longest bony fish species, and can reach lengths of 56 feet.

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