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?
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.
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.