Sightings of an oarfish have become quite often lately with the latest last March 31, 2017 off Barangay Waterfall in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.
As shown below, local residents mill around the oarfish which is the third sighting this year after the ones found in Gusa in February (LINK) and Agusan just last week (LINK), both in Cagayan de Oro City. Photos were posted in Facebook by netizen Leovelyn Mae Awitin Esin. Info gathered state that the dead oarfish was found around 5:00am last Friday, March 31 and was already emitting foul smell indicating the carcass must have been at the beach for a considerable time. The location is also far from the nearest house.