ROV captures first-ever footage of oarfish in the wild

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  1. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

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    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

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    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
     
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    Yes, really cool link.

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

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