posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 10:57 AM
Oarfish are more commonly found in open water at depths of up to 3,000ft, and can grow up to 36ft in length. this one in this photo is reported to be
15 feet in length.
From the story
Japanese legend says that oarfish appear at the surface and on beaches in anticipation of earthquakes, which may follow within weeks or months
of their appearance. Although there does not appear any sound scientific basis for this legend, other than the natural human proclivity to perceive
patterns, even where none exist, some still speculate on the possibility.
One leading hypothesis is that the deep sea fish, which can descend as far as 3,300 feet below the surface, are very sensitive to seismic
disturbances. These disturbances, which could be the early signs of a pending earthquake, could disorient the fish, causing them to come to the
surface where they are vulnerable to currents and waves. Oarfish are notoriously weak swimmers.
Apparently the hype is caused because these fish rarely leave the deep water. Back in Oct of 2013 two oarfish beached themselves in Southern
California, then last month we get earthquakes in LA.
I guess we've all heard about animals doing strange things before an earthquake but this is my first time hearing about this fish? Yet I have heard of
VLF ULF (Subsonic) sound waves occurring before an earthquake, so maybe that's messing up the fish. I've also read recently we can expect an El Nino
this year, so made the fish are reacting to that?
Well I guess will have to wait and see? In the meantime anyone else up for Sushi???
edit on 11-4-2014 by HardCorps because: (no reason given)