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Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by gMAN, 21 Jun 2010.

  1. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    Hey Guys n gals, a friend of mine in Malaysia emailed these pic's to me, anyone seen this before?
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    They claim it's never been seen before? Just thought I'd share with the forum :wave2:
     
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    gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    More pic's...

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  4. mnd123

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    Oarfish

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oarfish"]Oarfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:King_of_herrings.png" class="image"><img alt="" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cc/King_of_herrings.png/200px-King_of_herrings.png"@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/c/cc/King_of_herrings.png/200px-King_of_herrings.png[/ame]

    http://www.discoverfishingbc.ca/file...es/Oarfish.jpg
     
  5. Yuri

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    there was a story on them on reefbilders
    Thy live 400m under the sea
    Thy only go up when thy go to die
    There was one collected in japan the other dag only lasted les than a day
     
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    thanks for the sharing, completely unaware of dat fish, pretty interesting fish!;)
     
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    DAMN!!!

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    Surely if they live 400m under the sea, their eyes should be much larger, same as the other fish living at that depth??
     
  9. mnd123

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    Sean, from the Wiki link I sent

    Rare encounters with divers and accidental catches have supplied what little is known of oarfish behavior and ecology. Apparently solitary animals, oarfish may frequent significant depths up to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft).
     
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    Thanks Mnd, I did read up on them, just that fish living at those depths normally have large eyes
     
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