Last October, two oarfish washed up on California beaches in one week, surprising beach-goers, inspiring extreme theories and exciting scientists.
Oarfish live as deep as 3,000 feet below the surface and are rarely seen in shallow waters, so scientists were excited to have the opportunity to learn from the two dead fish.
But pictures of half-dissected oarfish in a lab aren’t nearly as cool as getting to see one alive and swimming up-close and personal. That’s just what those participating in a recent Shedd Adventures trip got to see — not one, but two oarfish swimming in shallow waters. Check it out:
Video © Shedd Aquarium/Un-Cruise Adventures
To learn more about oarfish, check out these facts.
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