A Large Oarfish washed ashore on a beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Large Oarfish which is known as the serpent of the sea, is typically found around tropical waters in deep sea habitats. This particular Oarfish appeared to be in trouble as locals tried to save the fish by putting it back in the water but they knew the fish wasn’t going to last long. There is no known reason why the strange fish washed ashore, but many creatures find themselves washed ashore when suffering from illness. One can speculate that the fish was probably lacking the health it needed to survive in the wild, and as a result felt itself being pushed ashore by the unstoppable force of the ocean.
Many pictures were taken, and passed around the internet as curiousity spread about this rare fish. Many people outside of the tropical fishing communities would rarely, if ever, see an oarfish in its natural habitat. There are many more creatures out there in the ocean yet to be discovered, and despite the buzz around the web this fish was no new find.
According to the Pisces Sportfishing blog the fish that washed ashore was around 12 feet long. Oarfish have been discovered to be as big as 30 feet long.