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Giant “Sea Serpent” Washes Up In Oceanside, CA

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For the second time in about a week a giant oarfish has been found in SoCal. This Friday, October 18, the 13 foot long fish was found in the Oceanside Harbor. Earlier this week an 18 foot long oarfish was found in Avalon, Catalina.

You can see a PHOTO of the oarfish HERE

For the second time in a week, a rare serpent-like oarfish has surfaced in Southern California, this one on Friday at Oceanside Harbor.

Beachgoers who saw the carcass wash up on the north side of the south Oceanside jetty, off the 1200 block of North Pacific Street, called police about 5 p.m., Oceanside police Officer Mark Bussey said. A caller told police he thought it was a whale.

Bussey and other officers responded as curious onlookers gathered around the silvery creature. At one point, about 50 to 75 people were there, Bussey said.

Police contacted SeaWorld San Diego, The Scripps Research Institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A NOAA representative responded to retrieve the fish, which she measured at 13 1/2 feet long. The carcass was cut into sections and removed in coolers for later study. [UT San Diego]

I love the water but this thing creeps me out. While beautiful, I just don’t want it rubbing against me. lol

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