from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A widely distributed marine fish (Regalecus glesne) having a slender silvery body up to 11 meters (36 feet) in length, a bright red dorsal fin along its entire length, and an undulating motion in swimming resembling that of a snake.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large, greatly elongated, type of fish of the family Regalecidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The ribbon fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trachypteroid or tæniosomous fish, Regalecus glesne, of the family Regalecidæ, a kind of ribbon-fish. It attains a length of from 12 to more than 20 feet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin
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MALIBU KTLA -- A 12-foot long oarfish washed ashore in Malibu this week and researchers at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum say they're looking forward to studying it.
MALIBU KTLA -- A 12-foot long oarfish washed ashore in Malibu this week and researchers at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum say ...
He says he knew exactly what it was because he learned all about oarfish in school.
Using a remotely operated vehicle, they caught a rare glimpse of the huge oarfish, perhaps the first sighting of the fish in its natural setting.
The oarfish, which can reach 17m long, has previously only been seen on a few occasions dying at the sea surface, or dead washed ashore.
Nevertheless, there aren't really any 'sea serpent' sightings that describe oarfish.
Darren, are you just referring to my vague memory about vertical oarfish, or do you know something about it too?
Vertical swimming in oarfish was described and photographed in...
I remember seeing three preserved oarfish specimens when I was young, somewhere in southern California.
There aren't really any sea serpent accounts that describe oarfish to my knowledge, plus it now turns out that oarfishes hold their bodies VERTICALLY when swimming.
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