looks like a big sand eel
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I doubt this was photographed at the grid position given. See a remarkably similar picture at http://piscesfleet.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/sea-monster-washes-up-on-main-....
I agree with Mydaea - certainly not at an inland site.
Looks like the same fish has been snapped from different angles and photoshopped into one image. Oarfish alright, but from where? Amazing fish.
image from msn news
keredtrams, did you actually see the fish and if so where was it?
Oarfish alright but washed up on beach at Cabo san Lucas at the southern tip of Baja California. Glad I,m not a diver!
They are a deep water species and are usually dead or dieing if seen at the surface. If I was going in the water off Baja I'd be more worried about the Humbolt Squid
I'm with you there, pirayaguara.
Lat/Lng: 55.74, -4.28
OS grid ref: NS569519