I was just reading an CBC article on a reported “sea serpent” spotting off the coast of Nova Scotia. The conclusion made by a zoologist at the Nova Scotia museum is that it was probably a fish know as the oarfish. This peaked my interest since I’m a information freak (plus I’m especially fond of the animal world) and got me googling for information on the oarfish. This picture shows an oarfish which was caught off the coast of California in 1996. Imagine something that big swimming by you or floating on the surface of the water. I also found an account of an oarfish sighting along with a video of the encounter (the video is at the bottom of the page). It actually doesn’t look very menacing in the video though I would still be quite a bit freaked out with it swimming around me.
Cool animal. Isn’t my site better than the Discovery channel? 🙂