A Giant Oarfish, a rare fish was recently found off the coast of Balingasag in Misamis Oriental.

The fish measured approximately 3 meters long and 1 foot wide was found by fishermen off the coast of Sitio Cala-Cala, Bgy. Cogon in Balingasag.

Also known as the King of Herrings, it is the world’s longest bony fish, reaching up to 17 meters and weighing upwards of 300 kg! Living 300-1000 meters below the ocean’s surface, it is a rarely-seen deep sea wonder. Nevertheless, many scientists believe that this colossal beast may be responsible for many of the strange sea monster sightings reported throughout the years.

The Giant Oarfish has a red crown that comes when it gets older. The red crown is it’s Dorsal Fin. The Giant Oarfish lives deep in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Giant Oarfish is about 28 feet long and can weigh up to 600 pounds.

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