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(Daily Mail)   Apparently there's yet another ridiculously frightening fish to give you nightmares on your next snorkeling trip   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line 69
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2013-10-15 10:21:54 PM  
www.thejump.net
Quite an oar deal.
 
2013-10-15 11:57:24 PM  
Waddington said Santana dragged the fish ashore because 'she said, "nobody will believe me".'

"I once caught a fish *this* big... help me out here, my arms aren't long enough."
 
2013-10-16 12:28:08 AM  
There used to be (maybe still is) an oarfish preserved in a display case at the natural history museum in LA.  When I was a kid I loved looking at it--it was horrifying and fascinating all at once.

Man...I wish I could go back and be a kid visiting the museum again.
 
2013-10-16 12:53:32 AM  
It's an oarfish. Grow the f*ck up and read a book.
 
2013-10-16 01:03:12 AM  

Dallymo: There used to be (maybe still is) an oarfish preserved in a display case at the natural history museum in LA.  When I was a kid I loved looking at it--it was horrifying and fascinating all at once.

Man...I wish I could go back and be a kid visiting the museum again.


I spent part of my childhood in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and there was a place called the Virginia Marine Science Museum. It was awesome. Lots of hands-on exhibits, very local focus, etc. I went back there a few years ago as a side trip on honeymoon, and found that it had changed completely. Mostly an aquarium, meant more for tourists who were out of state. Kind of sad. I know exactly what you mean.

But if you're ever in Norfolk, Virginia, visit the Chrysler Museum. Amazing art collection I definitely could not fully appreciate as a child. Right across from the Montessori School I went to as a wee child. That brought back memories, and made up for the previously mentioned disappointment.
 
2013-10-16 01:11:28 AM  

Dallymo: There used to be (maybe still is) an oarfish preserved in a display case at the natural history museum in LA.  When I was a kid I loved looking at it--it was horrifying and fascinating all at once.

Man...I wish I could go back and be a kid visiting the museum again.


Yeah, I dig these guys at the Monterey and Long Beach (I'm pretty sure I've seen them there, little foggy). They are just so ugly it's awesome, like they had a really nasty battle with a shark and survived.

/Aquarium of the Pacific is awesome because you can pet sea anemones, sharks, and the like. I have a few mildly autistic traits and being overly tactile is one of them.
 
2013-10-16 01:30:57 AM  
Sorry, but the Candiru is the fish of nightmares...
 
2013-10-16 05:16:36 AM  
Oarfish are harmless. Call me when you're wading along a quiet beach and stumble across a sea krate, or a beached but not dead mako or tiger shark.
 
2013-10-16 05:19:32 AM  
The Chinese walking death fish yawns at your nightmares.

Since the article link no longer works, it was referring to the Snakehead, an invasive species harmless to humans but lethal to everything else which possesses the ability to breath air and move across land.
 
2013-10-16 05:21:04 AM  

Principal Clarinet: [www.thejump.net image 669x289]
Quite an oar deal.


It only took 17 civilians and a dog to do the same.
Seals, meh, going soft.
 
2013-10-16 05:21:41 AM  
Was just checking out some video of these oarfish. They're pretty amazing to see how they move in the water.

The guy's voice in the video is annoying, but the footage of the oarfish is pretty cool (I think).
 
2013-10-16 05:21:53 AM  

Sid_6.7: It's an oarfish. Grow the f*ck up and read a book.


That's no oarfish...that's an emissary from the Palace of the Dragon King...
 
2013-10-16 05:23:10 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Oarfish are harmless. Call me when you're wading along a quiet beach and stumble across a sea krate, or a beached but not dead mako or tiger shark.


Um, yeah. I'd just step around them.
 
2013-10-16 05:24:15 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

What's that guy doing to the dog?
 
2013-10-16 05:25:01 AM  

Sid_6.7: It's an oarfish. Grow the f*ck up and read a book.


My thoughts exactly. Could even be large print, with pretty pictures.
 
2013-10-16 05:26:46 AM  

WeenerGord: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x570]

What's that guy doing to the dog?


Don't question their love!
 
2013-10-16 05:30:39 AM  

WeenerGord: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x570]

What's that guy doing to the dog?


Don't know but the fat chick on the left is finally getting some tail.
 
2013-10-16 05:35:32 AM  
Forget the fish who's the beefy one on the left?
 
2013-10-16 05:39:52 AM  
it's huge and rare, LET'S KILL IT!
 
2013-10-16 05:45:16 AM  

Farking Lurker: Forget the fish who's the beefy one on the left?


She's more frightening than the fish.
 
2013-10-16 06:08:47 AM  

Yes this is dog: Farking Lurker: Forget the fish who's the beefy one on the left?

She's more frightening than the fish.


I think she is kinda cute.
 
2013-10-16 06:14:07 AM  

Sid_6.7: It's an oarfish. Grow the f*ck up and read a book.


this

/the picture has been making rounds, dad showed me the picture and I'm like "yeah, that's an oarfish, and?"
 
2013-10-16 06:15:13 AM  

Yes this is dog: Farking Lurker: Forget the fish who's the beefy one on the left?

She's more frightening than the fish.


Don't you need to be at the gym in 26 minutes or something?
 
2013-10-16 06:19:39 AM  

Farking Lurker: Yes this is dog: Farking Lurker: Forget the fish who's the beefy one on the left?

She's more frightening than the fish.

Don't you need to be at the gym in 26 minutes or something?


Lighten up, Francis. Snark aside, she doesn't look all that bad looking other than her weight.
 
2013-10-16 06:27:05 AM  
allthingsfabandfly.com
 
2013-10-16 06:32:33 AM  

Sid_6.7: It's an oarfish. Grow the f*ck up and read a book.


No shiat.  It seems like every farking year we see a story about "Sea monster washes up on beach!  Public scared and confused!"
And no one seems to recall the same story a year before when the last oar fish was found.
 
2013-10-16 06:41:25 AM  
its not the candiro so who cares
 
2013-10-16 06:42:00 AM  

Bonanza Jellybean: its not the candiro so who cares


candiru

goddamn im drunk
 
2013-10-16 06:44:13 AM  
18' is tiny, by Oar Fish standards - one variety gets up to 56 feet long. They also seem to favor very deep water - if they were likely to take a nibble on you, you were probably drowned, depth-crushed, and dead before that point. The rare ones seen in shallow water have usually been sick or dead, like this one.
 
2013-10-16 06:45:22 AM  
Nope.  Oar fish is no sea monster.

That title belongs to the Bobbit Worm.
upload.wikimedia.org

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/absurd-creature-of-the-wee k- bobbit-worm/

Terror begins at 0:40.
You may begin rethinking your scuba trips.
 
2013-10-16 06:59:05 AM  
In other news: Subby discovers fish everyone else has known about for at least 50 years.
 
2013-10-16 07:00:05 AM  

WhiskeyBoy: Nope.  Oar fish is no sea monster.

That title belongs to the Bobbit Worm.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x600]

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/absurd-creature-of-the-wee k- bobbit-worm/

Terror begins at 0:40.
You may begin rethinking your scuba trips.


I'm glad the octopus got away...
 
2013-10-16 07:02:58 AM  

abhorrent1: In other news: Subby discovers fish everyone else has known about for at least 50 years.


I've only known about it for about 6 years.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-10-16 07:03:36 AM  
Is there an epidemic of oarfish lately?
 
2013-10-16 07:04:50 AM  

WhiskeyBoy: You may begin rethinking your scuba trips.


Pfft.. stone fish, viper fish, blob fish..... they all pale in comparison to the horror that is...  Vandellia cirrhosa...

(Ok, stone fish is pretty awful to given that you'll likely not make it... )
 
2013-10-16 07:05:19 AM  

fusillade762: Waddington said Santana dragged the fish ashore because 'she said, "nobody will believe me".'

"I once caught a fish *this* big... help me out here, my arms aren't long enough."


She dragged the fish ashore, not only to prove that she saw it, but to prove the smell "definitely wasn't her."
 
2013-10-16 07:09:11 AM  

WinoRhino: WhiskeyBoy: Nope.  Oar fish is no sea monster.

That title belongs to the Bobbit Worm.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x600]

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/absurd-creature-of-the-wee k- bobbit-worm/

Terror begins at 0:40.
You may begin rethinking your scuba trips.

I'm glad the octopus got away...


Spoiler alert
 
2013-10-16 07:23:03 AM  
I spent my childhood and the better part of my early adulthood swimming, skiing, tubing, snorkeling, fishing, etc. The older I get, the more terrified I become of bodies of water. Some friends love to cruise, but there is no way I'm going out into the middle of the ocean. I'd be a basket case.
 
2013-10-16 07:31:11 AM  

WhiskeyBoy: Nope.  Oar fish is no sea monster.

That title belongs to the Bobbit Worm.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x600]

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/absurd-creature-of-the-wee k- bobbit-worm/

Terror begins at 0:40.
You may begin rethinking your scuba trips.


Yikes! Is that thing known to attack humans?
And that fish got it's shiat ruined quick! Vicious little bastard, ain't it?
 
2013-10-16 07:34:02 AM  

WhiskeyBoy: Nope.  Oar fish is no sea monster.

That title belongs to the Bobbit Worm.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x600]

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/absurd-creature-of-the-wee k- bobbit-worm/

Terror begins at 0:40.
You may begin rethinking your scuba trips.


That's pretty awesome.  By naming it "The Bobbit" worm, I thought it would cut your dick off.
 
2013-10-16 07:34:37 AM  
That Navy SEALS pic with all the flexing is the the gayest thing ever.
 
2013-10-16 07:37:34 AM  

WeenerGord: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x570]

What's that guy doing to the dog?


Oarfish goes where?!?
 
2013-10-16 07:46:56 AM  
DRTA; Buggery Fish?
 
2013-10-16 08:23:05 AM  
Tarpons always gave me the creeps while snorkeling or diving... they always look pissed off. I've never seen an oarfish up close, thank God.
 
2013-10-16 08:23:45 AM  

Peki: I have a few mildly autistic traits and being overly tactile is one of them.


Lay off the X.
 
2013-10-16 08:38:32 AM  

Sid_6.7: It's an oarfish. Grow the f*ck up and read a book.


Jeez man. I know what those are quite well but don't tell me seeing one (dead or not) while snorkeling wouldn't scare the piss out of you. Assuming your job isn't "snorkels with giant fish all the time".
 
2013-10-16 08:43:49 AM  

Sid_6.7: It's an oarfish. Grow the f*ck up and read a book.


This.  Although, if you encounter one of these fish while snorkeling, you should really consider a career as an Olympic swimmer since oarfish live very, very deep in the ocean.
 
2013-10-16 08:50:02 AM  

Lady J: it's huge and rare, LET'S KILL IT!


Not sure if serious, but it was already dead. She found the corpse while diving.
 
2013-10-16 08:51:40 AM  

beerrun: Peki: I have a few mildly autistic traits and being overly tactile is one of them.

Lay off the X.


Never taken it. Have been this way my whole life.
 
2013-10-16 08:57:58 AM  
I bet you could make a lot of gumbo out of that thing.
 
2013-10-16 09:21:25 AM  
His business card reads "Serpent-like" Oarfish but his friends call him "Wangish Monster-dong of the Deep."
 
2013-10-16 09:25:44 AM  

QueenMamaBee: I've never seen an oarfish up close, thank God.


And you likely won't unless you're planning on diving 3000 ft.
 
2013-10-16 09:29:07 AM  
This guy is on the case...


\fish on, fish on!
 
2013-10-16 09:30:30 AM  
And he probably uses the preview button too...dammit...

resources2.news.com.au
 
2013-10-16 09:39:49 AM  

WhiskeyBoy: Nope.  Oar fish is no sea monster.

That title belongs to the Bobbit Worm.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x600]

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/absurd-creature-of-the-wee k- bobbit-worm/

Terror begins at 0:40.
You may begin rethinking your scuba trips.


A Thresher Maw.  Nice.
 
2013-10-16 09:46:08 AM  
I was terrified of the ocean for years, the first time I swam in it where I couldn't actually see the shore was snorkeling in the Yucatan, I practically had a heart attack for fifteen minutes treading water before I could even put my head under water and when I finally did the first thing I saw snorkeling was a barracuda.

I turtled.

Then I went back to having a heart attack for fifteen minutes while treading water.
 
2013-10-16 10:03:13 AM  

GoldSpider: QueenMamaBee: I've never seen an oarfish up close, thank God.

And you likely won't unless you're planning on diving 3000 ft.


Or if one washes up on shore or is on its way to drifting up on shore
 
2013-10-16 10:03:53 AM  

Dallymo: There used to be (maybe still is) an oarfish preserved in a display case at the natural history museum in LA.  When I was a kid I loved looking at it--it was horrifying and fascinating all at once.

Man...I wish I could go back and be a kid visiting the museum again.


unless bad things happen.  listen to chicago... img.fark.net

POLKA IS FOREVER!!
 
2013-10-16 10:09:16 AM  

brap: I was terrified of the ocean for years, the first time I swam in it where I couldn't actually see the shore was snorkeling in the Yucatan, I practically had a heart attack for fifteen minutes treading water before I could even put my head under water and when I finally did the first thing I saw snorkeling was a barracuda.

I turtled.

Then I went back to having a heart attack for fifteen minutes while treading water.


recommend hawaii...  an icthyophobic friend discovered the humunumu'uu'puaka'aka fish, or something like that.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_triggerfish  and yeah, i thought i got it about right.
it's so pretty you forget it's a fish.
 
2013-10-16 10:25:39 AM  

cynicalminion: brap: I was terrified of the ocean for years, the first time I swam in it where I couldn't actually see the shore was snorkeling in the Yucatan, I practically had a heart attack for fifteen minutes treading water before I could even put my head under water and when I finally did the first thing I saw snorkeling was a barracuda.

I turtled.

Then I went back to having a heart attack for fifteen minutes while treading water.

recommend hawaii...  an icthyophobic friend discovered the humunumu'uu'puaka'aka fish, or something like that.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_triggerfish  and yeah, i thought i got it about right.
it's so pretty you forget it's a fish.


and then, suddenly, pig!
 
2013-10-16 10:26:59 AM  
As someone who has snorkeled at that very beach ...Im really getting a kick...blah blah blah

/Toyon Bay I hardly knew ye

//Although I did spend a fair amount of time in Avalon and still get friendly smiles when I go there to this day
 
2013-10-16 11:29:53 AM  

Paris1127: Sorry, but the Candiru is the fish of nightmares...


And, like most nightmares, is a myth.

Yes, there are candiru fish. No, they do not swim up pee holes.
 
2013-10-16 11:45:45 AM  

Sid_6.7: Dallymo: There used to be (maybe still is) an oarfish preserved in a display case at the natural history museum in LA.  When I was a kid I loved looking at it--it was horrifying and fascinating all at once.

Man...I wish I could go back and be a kid visiting the museum again.

I spent part of my childhood in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and there was a place called the Virginia Marine Science Museum. It was awesome. Lots of hands-on exhibits, very local focus, etc. I went back there a few years ago as a side trip on honeymoon, and found that it had changed completely. Mostly an aquarium, meant more for tourists who were out of state. Kind of sad. I know exactly what you mean.

But if you're ever in Norfolk, Virginia, visit the Chrysler Museum. Amazing art collection I definitely could not fully appreciate as a child. Right across from the Montessori School I went to as a wee child. That brought back memories, and made up for the previously mentioned disappointment.


My aunt lives in Ghent, I used to walk past that school all the time!
 
2013-10-16 12:19:33 PM  
That's not an 18' fish... look at all the suckers under it. It's the tip of the Kraken's tentacle.
 
2013-10-16 12:32:56 PM  

Narnboy: That's not an 18' fish... look at all the suckers under it. It's the tip of the Kraken's tentacle.


It's not a tentacle... it's a gentacle!

www.wired.com
 
2013-10-16 02:36:40 PM  

Bslim: That Navy SEALS pic with all the flexing is the the gayest thing ever.


mattsko.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-16 05:01:38 PM  
FTFA: 'I am pushing to bury it and wait for it to be naturally cleaned so that we can then take the skeleton and articulate it and have it on display,' said Waddington. 'That is what I hope will happen.'

That'd be a pretty cool exhibit.  Not as big as a dinosaur, and not really scary, but pretty uncommon.
 
2013-10-16 09:40:33 PM  

Peki: Dallymo: There used to be (maybe still is) an oarfish preserved in a display case at the natural history museum in LA.  When I was a kid I loved looking at it--it was horrifying and fascinating all at once.

Man...I wish I could go back and be a kid visiting the museum again.

Yeah, I dig these guys at the Monterey and Long Beach (I'm pretty sure I've seen them there, little foggy). They are just so ugly it's awesome, like they had a really nasty battle with a shark and survived.

/Aquarium of the Pacific is awesome because you can pet sea anemones, sharks, and the like. I have a few mildly autistic traits and being overly tactile is one of them.


Oh my god, petting the rays, petting the rays!  They swim right under your hand and turn their little faces up at you!  At least I think those are their faces.  I may have been petting its ass...although I guess the tail is a hint which end is the ass.  Aquarium of the Pacific also has absolutely mesmerizing jellyfish tanks.
 
2013-10-17 06:14:09 AM  

theboxset.com

/Click on picture to see the video clip
 
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