Giant oarfish washes up in Oceanside
[trib_ndn vid=25275414]OCEANSIDE, Calif. — The carcass of a 14-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Oceanside was cut into sections and taken away by scientists for examination.
It was the second rare find in a week. Last week, an 18-foot oarfish was found dead off Catalina Island.
Rick Feeney, ichthyology collections manager at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, told The Times last week that giant oarfish — the world’s largest bony fish — only “wash up occasionally” because they’re typically in deep, open ocean.
When oarfish come closer to shore, Feeney said, it may be a sign of distress. They could be starving, disoriented or in shallower water because of a storm.
“They’re usually in the deep ocean, away from land,” Feeney said.
Giant oarfish get…
View original post 25 more words