15-foot Oarfish Spend Last Moments Swimming With Tourists Off Mexico

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An oarfish in Mexico was filmed by tourists as it swam right up to the beach. After being turned away gently from the beach sand with a paddle, the 15-foot oarfish swam under a kayak, continued to swim around the Mexican tourists, and eventually disappeared. The oarfish and human encounter was caught on video and shows the amazing beauty of the sea serpent of the ocean. According to an April 7 Popular Science report, the video was taken by the tourists during a recent March Shedd Adventures trip to the Sea of Cortés, in Baja, Mexico. The trip was organized by Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.

oarfish photoPhoto by mueritz

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