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California oarfish sightings give scientists a rare glimpse of deep-sea life

This Friday Oct. 18, 2013 image provided by Mark Bussey shows an oarfish that washed up on the beach near Oceanside, Calif. This rare, snakelike oarfish measured nearly 14 feet long. According to the Catalina Island Marine Institute, oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet, making them the longest bony fish in the world. (AP Photo/Mark Bussey)

The Associated Press, Alicia Chang
Oct 22 2013 - 8:07am

LOS ANGELES -- The silvery carcasses of two giant oarfish were discovered along the Southern California coast last week, baffling scientists and gaining a growing online following who gawked at the bony, snake-like creatures.A 14-foot oarfish washed up on a beach in the San Diego County coastal city of Oceanside last Friday. Several days earlier...

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