April 11, 2014

Giant Sea Serpent 'Oarfish' filmed off Mexican Beach (Video) - Apr 11, 2014

During a recent Shedd Adventures trip to Baja in partnership with Un-Cruise Adventures, participants witnessed not one, but two rare oarfish in shallow waters.

Oarfish normally live at depths of 1,000 metres or more and they are rarely seen, dead or alive.

In ancient times, Japanese people believed that this sea serpent warned on coming earthquakes. Known in Chinese as a dizhenyu or, earthquake fish. Oarfish are known to have washed up on shores before and after major earthquakes.

Here's a video of one of their encounters.

 

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