Giant Oarfish Found Off California Coast


A California marine instructor's leisurely weekend snorkel turned into the discovery of a lifetime when she found the remains of a giant, eel-like creature of a species thought to have inspired legends of giant sea montsters. The instructor spotted what was actually an18-foot (5.5-meter) oarfish, which is as thick as a man's torso, while snorkeling in clear waters off the coast of Santa Catalina Island on Sunday (October 13) afternoon.