Rare Giant Oarfish Filmed in Mexico. While kayaking in Baja, Mexico
on a trip organized by Un-Cruise Adventures, guests filmed two
giant oarfish. The oarfish were around 15 feet each making for a truly spectacular sight.
For centuries, people have described encounters with sea serpents and other apparent monsters from the depths. One such inspiration for these legends is likely the Oarfish, also known as the King of Herrings. It is the world's largest bony fish and a subject of abyssal gigantism. While rarely filmed alive and even more seldom in a healthy state, this fascinating creature of the ocean is striking, dramatic, and beautiful when found in the deep sea.