Re: another oarfish, similar behavior

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Posted by John C on September 11, 2007 at 15:46:09:

In Reply to: another oarfish, similar behavior posted by Roger on September 11, 2007 at 06:55:32:

Such a beautiful fish, sadly that every time some one taking pictures of this fish is because they are coming up to the surface from the deep to die.

Back in the early 80's I was snorkeling and saw one about 6' long right in the middle of Crescent Bay in Laguna Beach, the fish looked very healthy. We were staring at each other for a couple of minutes before it got spooked away because other snorkelers got too close. After looking it up and found this is a deep warm water fish and shouldn't be in our water. What I saw was once in a life time.

Recently with the manta rays spotted of our coast, I sure hope some more tropical marine follows.

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