Many cultures believe that when this animal is seen, it means a disaster is coming. A few hours after it was spotted underwater in Taiwan, there was an earthquake in Alaska.
According to the University of Florida in the United States, oarfish are well-known because they can grow up to 11 meters long. This makes them one of the world’s longest fish.
The fish are slim with silver bodies and red fins, making them captivating to look at. They usually live in very deep, cold water that is over 1,000 meters. This means that they aren’t seen often which makes them mysterious.
A rare giant oarfish was found on a Taiwan beach. Divers saw it and were amazed because some cultures think it signals natural disasters. The animal had holes in its body and was close to the surface. Marine experts said it may not be a sign of problems, as the fish could be dying from its wounds and ended up in shallow water.
The United States Geological Survey reported an earthquake in Alaska. The earthquake was of 7.2 degrees. This was reported just a few hours after the discovery was released.