joi, 20 mai 2010

The legendary Oarfish

After the emotion of the birth of a brand new volcanic island we have here another amazing history of extremely rare and unexpected sea encounters. Michael Kanzler a fisher from Isla San Marco in Mexico was driving his boat home this Jamuary when suddenly spotted these two huge fishes swimming like sea-snakes on the surface of the sea

The long experienced fisher recognized them as a couple of  "Oarfish" a rarely seen specie of fishes which lives in the deep of the ocean. Those "sea-monsters" are the longest bony fishes in the world, reaching the length of 11 metres and have the strange habit of lingering at the surface when sick or dying

He tried to push the fish back into water but everything was useless, the two Oarfish had defintely decided to find their death on the rocks.

You can find all the story and many other pictures in this Forum