A specimen from the 11-foot-long giant oarfish – the world’s longest bony fish – was discovered yesterday in Bovallstrand, Sweden. The fish, also identified since the “king of herrings,” hasn’t been witnessed in Sweden in the last 130 years.
On May 11, a giant oarfish (Regalecus glesne) was found on Sweden’s western coast within the village of Bovallstrand. Kurt Ove Eriksson, who found the fish, initially imagined the behemoth was “a large piece of plastic.” The dead king of herrings was used for the Home from the Sea museum in Lysekil, Sweden.
The giant oarfish can develop as much as almost 40 feet (12 meters) – listed here are some movies of this veritable log o’ fish.
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