Image: An Oarfish with admirers, at Tampa Bay, Florida

An Oarfish with admirers, at Tampa Bay, Florida

The Oarfish with admirers, at Anna Marie Island, South of Tampa Bay, Florida, March 2002.

Photographer:
Duke Miller
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© Duke Miller

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Tags fishes, ichthyolgoy, Oarfish, Regalecus glesne,

2 comments

Mark McGrouther - 9.06 AM, 11 June 2010

Hi redheadsrq.  Thank you for your comment.  It's pretty amazing that you saw this fish.  I'm envious.  Not only haven't I been to Tampa Bay (I'll remedy that one day), but I also haven't seen an oarfish outside of a museum.  What I'd really like is to see one while diving.  I don't suppose anyone can send me an underwater photo of an oarfish to post on the fact sheet ...

redheadsrq - 6.06 AM, 11 June 2010
I recall this specific fish (I can tell by the date and location). It was a beautiful specimen and almost completely undamaged. I feel quite lucky to have seen an oarfish outside of a museum!

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