2nd Rare Oarfish Found in SoCal

There are 20 comments on the Oct 22, 2013, NBC Chicago story titled 2nd Rare Oarfish Found in SoCal. In it, NBC Chicago reports that:

San Diegans can't stop talking about the mysterious oarfish that washed ashore. What scientists are saying about the rare encounter.

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#1 Oct 22, 2013
two encounters- two sightings , that is rare

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#2 Oct 22, 2013
tallyho wrote:
two encounters- two sightings , that is rare
The news video mentioned Japanese lore that says it is an omen of earthquakes.

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#3 Oct 22, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>The news video mentioned Japanese lore that says it is an omen of earthquakes.
hope it is a myth

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#4 Oct 22, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>The news video mentioned Japanese lore that says it is an omen of earthquakes.
It's California.

Earthquakes are a given.

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#5 Oct 22, 2013
Hmm, 2 oarfish,,, makes it a lot easier to row a boat with 2.

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#6 Oct 22, 2013
SLY WEST wrote:
Hmm, 2 oarfish,,, makes it a lot easier to row a boat with 2.
Props! That's what I was thinking.

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#7 Oct 22, 2013
what a beautiful creature to see alive, compared to the carcasses that they found...

probably dieing off from some illegal dumping...

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#8 Oct 22, 2013
Wikipedia:

Ocean disposal of radioactive waste

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_disposal_o...
Janice

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#9 Oct 22, 2013
nice lookin fish, I hope people leave it alone.

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#10 Oct 22, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
Wikipedia:
Ocean disposal of radioactive waste
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_disposal_o...
Perhaps they would be just as beautiful in half life then..

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#11 Oct 22, 2013
Janice wrote:
nice lookin fish, I hope people leave it alone.
Oarfish are very meek and gentle beings. Humans can learn from them.

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#12 Oct 22, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Oarfish are very meek and gentle beings. Humans can learn from them.
Incorrect, humans don't learn from anything..proven.

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#13 Oct 22, 2013
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Incorrect, humans don't learn from anything..proven.
It's hard to argue your point.

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#14 Oct 22, 2013
Pretty good article about Oarfish:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/...

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#15 Oct 22, 2013
... do you like fishsticks ???
Dung Xiao Ping Pong

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#16 Oct 23, 2013
Sushi time!!!!

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#17 Oct 23, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
Pretty good article about Oarfish:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/...
This article was interesting too :)
"According to Japanese mythology, the oarfish is a messenger from the dragon god of the sea. In concordance with the messenger theme, in the two years preceding the Tohoku earthquake in March 2011, an unusual number of oarfish stranded themselves on the coastal beaches of Japan. The Japan Times on March 6, 2010, reported that in folklore the fish comes to the beach as an omen of an earthquake."
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10...

Video of live one
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#18 Oct 23, 2013
Janice wrote:
nice lookin fish, I hope people leave it alone.
Probably safe if it is a deep-water fish.

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#19 Oct 23, 2013
One fish
Two Fish
Dead Fish
Oarfish

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#20 Oct 23, 2013
Bet there's a Canoefish our there, about to wash up on shore.

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