Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Oarfish Update

BBC - Earth News - Giant bizarre deep sea fish filmed in Gulf of Mexico: "Extraordinary footage of a rarely seen giant deep sea fish has been captured by scientists.

Using a remotely operated vehicle, they caught a rare glimpse of the huge oarfish, perhaps the first sighting of the fish in its natural setting.

The oarfish, which can reach 17m long, has previously only been seen on a few occasions dying at the sea surface, or dead washed ashore."

Video at the link, but you have to sit through a Mercedes commercial.

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