ROV captures first-ever footage of oarfish in the wild

Discussion in 'The Eutrophic Zone' started by scuba71, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    Absolutely amazing... Makes you think what other cretures are out there that we don't even know about.

    http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/rov-captures-first-ever-footage-of-oarfish-in-the-wild/
     
  2. Crabby

    Crabby Guest

    Spectacular! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I can't tell from the video what the white blob is on the fish's enlarged anterior dorsal fin that goes up from it's head (and I'm guessing that structure is a part of the dorsal fin). Could be a parasitic copepod, or possible some sort of cnidarian (anemone) catching a ride.a
     
  3. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Yes, really cool link.

    I thought that thing might be a lure of some sort, like an angler.
     

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