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oarfish, (Regalecus glesne), large, long, sinuous fish of the family Regalecidae (order Lampridiformes), found throughout the tropics and subtropics in rather deep water. A ribbon-shaped fish, very thin from side to side, the oarfish may grow to a length of about 9 metres (30.5 feet) and a weight of 300 kg (660 pounds). It is shiny silver in colour, with long, red, oarlike pelvic fins and a long, red dorsal fin that rises as a manelike crest on top of the head. Seldom seen at the surface, it…

King of Herrings, the Giant Oarfish - in Japanese folklore is Messenger from the Sea God's Palace and warns of earthquakes #folklorethursday

“King of Herrings, the Giant Oarfish - in Japanese folklore is Messenger from the Sea God's Palace and warns of earthquakes #folklorethursday”

Regalecus glesne Oarfish by Fany001.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Description In autumn I watched a documentary on legendary sea serpents and an amazing fish named Regalecus glesne (oarfish) was presented. I was blown away by the fantastic design of that real-life creature that I immediately wanted to paint a picture as a tribute to its beauty. Orafish live in deep sea and little is known about their life as only dead specimens washed ashore have been found. In the documentary there was a piece of footage taken by an underwater robot near a production…

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OARFISH found: A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery while paddling of an unidentified creature around Catalina Island, south of Los…

A live Oarfish photographed on an expedition to the Bahamas. Known as the "Naga" in Thailand

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Bohol Sea Monsters – Deep Sea Fish surface – Are they linked to the Earthquakes?  Bohol Sea Monsters are disturbed for now more than two weeks. On Mindanao's northern coast as well as around Camiguin some never seen monsters surfaced. Several unusual sea creatures have been washing up on the island's shores. 6 'Messengers of the sea god' also known as Oarfish have surfaced. Locals found them on the beaches in Agusan del Norte, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin in... #boholseamonsters

On Mindanao's northern coast as well as around Camiguin some never seen monsters surfaced. Several unusual sea creatures have been washing up on the island's shores. 6 'Messengers of the sea god' also known as Oarfish have surfaced. Locals found... #BoholSeaMonsters #BoholSeaPhilippines #SeaMonster

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Legends refer to the oarfish as 'sea messengers' because of their alleged predictive powers

THE array of baffling creatures in the briny deep is enough to scare the waders off even the hardiest old sea dog. Sometimes these monsters make themselves known to the world by washing up on beach…

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