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King Of Herrings (Longest Fish In The Ocean)

The King Of Herrings fish or Regalecus glesne is just one of the four different species of Oarfish. These salt water fish look more like sea serpents than fish. You can just imagine how many mysterious serpent sightings were nothing more than an Oarfish. These amazing fish can grow to 41 feet (12.5 m) in length, and can weigh up to 272 kg (600 lbs.)! This makes the King Of Herrings the longest bony fish in the entire ocean! The King Of Herrings head and body is silver with bluish streaks. As you can see from the pictures it is slender, and can reach unbelievable lengths. This deep sea fish was first discovered when one washed ashore in Bermuda in 1860. That Oarfish was about 16' long, people at the time thought that it was a sea serpent. Despite its menacing look, this fish is not at all dangerous to humans. First of all, it is often found very deep in the ocean, so humans rarely have contact with this fish. Secondly, it has no visible teeth, and will often feeds on zooplankton and small crustaceans. To really appreciate this amazing creature though you should have a look at these videos below...


Anonymous said...

veru impressive . the oarfish can be called the living bony ribbon

Anonymous said...

A truly amazing fish! King of Herrings indeed.

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