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Post by Rogue on Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:29 am

Second Oarfish Found in California Was Ready to Spawn- Is Their Beaching a Sign of Earthquake?
Benita MatildaFirst Posted: Oct 23, 2013 08:24 AM EDT

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A group of tourists has filmed two massive oarfish within the shallow, coastal waters of Baja, Mexico. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons)

The massive, 14-feet-long oarfish discovered on a Southern California beach last week was carrying hundreds of thousands of eggs, according to the marine biologists.

It has been an unbelievable week for marine biologists as elusive species- the oarfish, are being washed ashore on the Southern California Beach. The first oarfish carcass was discovered by a marine science instructor Jasmine Santana, 26, at the Catalina Island Marine Institute. The 18-foot silvery oarfish carcass was discovered during a snorkelling trip. It was dragged to the shore by 20 people. The team collected tissue samples and handed it to researchers at the University of California.

Scientists were mystified on spotting a second oarfish in less than a week on Southern California beach. The 14-foot oarfish found on Oceanside Harbour drew the attention of many people because of its enormous size. NOAA officials collected the oarfish and placed it in a freezer for further analysis.

On dissecting the serpent-like fish on Monday, the researchers noticed that the silvery fish's 6-foot long ovaries had hundreds of thousands of eggs that were nearly ready to be released.

H.J. Walker of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said Tuesday, the healthy female was ripe to spawn, reports Associated Press.

The researchers struggled to find the cause of the oarfish's death but assume that it died because these creatures are deep-water fish couldn't survive in shallow waters.

The cause of death of the Catalina Island oarfish is still unknown.
"We are very intrigued," Russ Vetter, director of Southwest Fisheries Science Center, told the Daily News. "This is an opportunity for... the scientific community to study different aspects of this fish that we know absolutely nothing about...."

The waters around Southern California have yielded three rare specimens in less than a week. After the two oarfish the third rare specimen was the saber-tooth whale that was washed ashore in Venice.

The sightings of such rare specimens have spread panic as the scientists claim such sighting is a sign of a upcoming natural calamity, mostly because a traditional Japanese folklore states that oarfish rise to the surface of the water before an impending earthquake. The scientists speculate this because oarfish a bottom dwelling fish and these specimens are more sensitive to seismic shifts, reports Dailymail.
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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:30 pm

Odd! They're a deep ocean fish! Usually down about 1000m not near the surface.

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Post by X on Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:15 pm

We are due for a major quake.....the last two months have been eerily quiet

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Post by Agartha on Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:41 am

But that's almost a year ago.........and nothing has happened.....
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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:12 am

We've had enough of them in the last few years. Some-one's elses turn this time!

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Post by Agartha on Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:41 am

Those oars are in California and I have read that a massive earthquake is  going to happen in the future......but the oars came to the surface almost a year ago......and yet, nothing.....
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Post by X on Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:49 am

9.0

West...Southwest of the Caribbeans...waves....July 12th 2014

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Post by Rogue on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:05 am

@Agartha wrote:But that's almost a year ago.........and nothing has happened.....

Owhh yeah, I hadn't noticed the date. I thought it was a new article. Bloody Oarfish pfft!
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Post by X on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:29 am

oarfish are never on time...like earth women

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Post by Rogue on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:30 am



Thats it!! Sooo true Laughing 
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Post by Agartha on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:37 am

Hey! I'm an Earth woman and I am always punctual........I'm OCD about timing!!!
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Post by X on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:58 am

I don't believe it

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Post by Agartha on Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:06 am

Mr.W wrote:I don't believe it

Many people could verify what I've just said........I am always early everywhere.
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