A 20-foot long oarfish washes up on Hacienda Beach in Mexico
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A 20-foot long oarfish washes up on Hacienda Beach in Mexico

Carbó : Mexico | Oct 17, 2012 at 1:19 AM PDT
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A 20-foot long oarfish on the Hacienda Beach in Mexico caused quite a stir because this oarfish or ribbon fish is basically a deep sea creature and has seldom been seen alive

It is the longest bony fish in the sea and is characterized by its shiny silver body and red or orange dorsal fin.

This has been reported in dalymail.co.uk of dated 16th of October 2012.

Immediately on getting the news, the park wardens scooped the fish out of the water, and dumped it back into the sea about two miles.

This species of fish is rare and can grow to lengths of up to 50-feet and do not have any teeth.

As informed by the National Marine Fisheries Service, they typically reside in depths of about 3,000 feet below the surface.

They might come up to the surface of the ocean in case they are sick or injured.

An oarfish had been photographed in Sweden in 2010 when it had washed up on its shores.

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