A giant oarfish found at Santa Catalina Island

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Oarfish are a greatly elongated fish. Its habitat is on all temperate to tropical oceans but it is very rarely seen. This fish inhabits depths of 1,500 to 3,000 feet and feed krill and other tiny organisms. Their eyes are large and saucer-shaped. When they die or are near death, they come sometimes to the surface. Researchers in the New Zealand determined that the oarfish is giving an electric shock when touched.
Apparently they are solitary animals. The aspect of this creature always lets the imagination go towards fabulous marine monster stories. In the times of the ancient mariners, the oarfish was believed to be a demon rising to steal crewmen and to sink ships.

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