Giant oarfish caught by Vietnamese fishermen – Consequences of earthquakes?

What a catch!

An angler in central Vietnam has caught a 4.2 meter long oarfish.

This occurs while the region is hit by multitude of tremors… Could it be related?

oarfish, sea serpent, deep-sea monster, giant oarfish caught in central vietnam, fishermen catch giant oarfish in Vietnam, vietnam giant oarfish, giant oarfish caught in vietnam coast by fishermen, fishermen catch giant oarfish in vietnam photo, photo of giant oarfish caught in vietnam may 2014-june 2014, oarfish caught in Vietnam june 2014, oarfish, Vietnamese fishermen caught on oarfish while he was fishing near the coast of Thua Thien-Hue Province on May 30 2014. Photo: Thanh Nien News, oarfish caught in Vietnam june 2014
Vietnamese fishermen caught on oarfish while he was fishing near the coast of Thua Thien-Hue Province on May 30 2014. Photo: Thanh Nien News

A 61 years old fisherman, Nguyen Van Anh, 61, battled with one of his friend 30 minutes to pull the giant sea serpent, which weighed almost 30 kg, off the water onto the shore on May 30, 2014. It is the first time both saw this kind of fish.

giant oarfish vietnam, giant oarfish caught in central vietnam, what an oarfish look like, what is an oarfish, fishermen catch giant oarfish in Vietnam May 2014, This giant sea serpent was caught from the shore by two fishermen in Vietnam
This giant sea serpent was caught from the shore by two fishermen in Vietnam. Photo: Thanh Nien News

The oarfish is recorded as the world’s longest bony fish. Its shape is ribbon-like, narrow laterally, with a dorsal fin along its entire length, stubby pectoral fins, and long, oar-shaped pelvic fins, from which its common name is derived. Its coloration is silvery with dark markings, and its fins are red. Its physical characteristics and its undulating mode of swimming have led to speculation that it might be the source of many “sea-serpent” sightings.

Oarfish usually live in deep-waters. So why was the sea serpent so close to the shore? About 30 deep tremors were registered between Indonesia and Phillipines on May 30, 2014. Was the fish habitat disturbed by these rumblings? 

Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

SHARE

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here