Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Earthquake Fish

Don't believe in sea monsters? Then you've never seen an oarfish. (Shown below and possibly above.) These long, silver, serpent-like fish can reach up to 56 feet in length, and they have a bright red dorsal fin that runs the entire length of their bodies.

Oarfish live in deep water and are seldom seen by humans. Which is why the Japanese are a little worried that nineteen of them have recently washed ashore. What's going on in the ocean's murky depths that might be sending them to the surface? Watch this video and find out.

(Thanks to an AD reader for the tip!!)


Anonymous gymnast20 said...

they look like dragons or something lol

4:22 PM  
Blogger Rosemary Solomon said...

ewwww its like an eel

6:03 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I wonder how they'd taste...? Oo'

Oh btw, the video link isn't working for me... ^^'

8:51 PM  
Blogger Pingoo said...

Haha how cool!
There's no way that top one can be real though. It has a cartoon face :P

8:59 PM  
Blogger MorethanMe said...

awesomely cool.

9:20 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

do cool!!

9:21 PM  
Blogger kathleen said...

the video link isnt working

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Mia said...


9:29 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

I was thinking the exact same thing as Gymnast20. They look like the snakelike dragons of eastern myth.

By the way, if you click on the link, and then on the page to which it brings you if you go to the URL bar (I don't know the technical term) at the top and remove the "http://www.kikistrikenyblogspot.com" and the little /br surrounded by carats, it takes you to the right page.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh. Are they swimming towards something, or -away- from something?

Questions, questions.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

My Mom said I might be able to get a fish...

12:35 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Video link is fixed. Sorry, guys.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Reby said...

That looks so awesome!:D

8:58 PM  

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