The world’s longest bony fish is the OarFish

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The world’s longest bony fish is the oarfish, which can grow up to 15 metres. The deep-sea creature is rarely spotted, but a few days ago a marine scientists found the carcass of a 5-metre serpent-like oarfish off California’s Santa Catalina Island. Fifteen people dragged the specimen to shore and transported it to the Catalina Island Marine Institute, where it’s being analysed. Given its length and characteristics, it’s possible that most sea serpent legends throughout history sprang from this species of fish.

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Read more and watch a video: via Sydney Morning Herald