Since 2010, a deep-sea fish rarely observed by humans has increasingly been appearing along shorelines around the world.  According to Japanese folklore, oarfish rise to the surface and beach themselves to warn humans of impending earthquakes.

Occupying ocean depths up to 3,000 feet below the surface, one of the earliest photographs of the reclusive oarfish was taken in 1996 - a dead specimen that washed ashore near San Diego, California.


The first live specimen wasn't filmed until in 2001, when U.S. Navy personnel in the Bahamas encountered an oarfish at sea while performing a buoy inspection.

Since Planet X, aka Nibiru, arrived in the inner solar system in 2003, reports of these extremely rare encounters have skyrocketed.

The Zetas explain:

"These deep ocean fish as all surface or land based animals are sensitive to stress the rock beneath them is enduring. Just as land animals flee the electromagnetic screeches that rock under pressure release, sea life likewise attempts to flee. For deep ocean fish, there is less of this screeching on the surface, because it is further away from the rock."  ZetaTalk GLP Live - March 6, 2010

By 2010, oarfish were appearing off the coasts of Japan, England and California. Shortly before the great 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, about 20 oarfish stranded themselves on beaches in the area according to Mark Benfield, a researcher at Louisiana State University.

Found along the California coast twice in 2013 and filmed swimming along the Mexican coast in 2014, sightings of struggling oarfish around the world soared in 2015 with at least ten reported incidents.  There have already been five documented encounters with oarfish in 2016 in the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan and New Zealand as of May 20.

"We have explained when oarfish were coming to the surface off Japan prior to large quakes in Japan that they were doing so to flee the electromagnetic screech that rock under pressure emits.  What does their appearance off the coast of southern California portend?  For several years, while describing the 7 of 10 plate movements and the pressure these movements would place upon the continents, we have described the N America bow. The center of this bow is approximately San Diego, ie southern California!  The N American Plate abuts the Pacific Plate at this point, with no minor plate to absorb the pressure. The Pacific is compressing, under continuous pressure to do so, and N America is bowing, in an unrelenting and increasing manner.

For the oarfish in the area, there is no escape! They come up from the deep and while on the surface, get caught in wave action that impels them to the beach."  ZetaTalk Chat Q&A - October 16, 2013

DOCUMENTED INCIDENTS

2013


18-foot Oarfish Discovered off Southern California (Oct 13)

A marine science instructor's late-afternoon snorkel off the Southern California coast last Sunday was first met with shock and soon excitement when she discovered a gigantic oarfish, a deep-sea creature that remains little known to the science world and people outside.

Jasmine Santana was about 15 feet underwater when she found the 18-foot-long, silvery fish with reddish fins and eyes the size of a half-dollar staring at her from the sandy bottom. Realizing it was dead, she snatched the fish's tail, and using buoyancy and low tides, powered her way back on shore.

After a 15-minute swim dragging the 400-pound carcass, she needed help from 14 others to lift the fish out of the water at Toyon Bay, California.

Sources
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/15/us/california-18-foot-oarfish/index.h...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3109474/Incredibly-rare-oar...


Second Rare Oarfish Washes Up in Southern California (Oct 18)

For the second time in a week, the rare, serpentine oarfish has surfaced on a Southern California beach.
Beach goers at Oceanside Harbor crossed paths Friday afternoon with the deep-sea monster when its carcass washed ashore, Oceanside Police Officer Mark Bussey said. The fish measured 13 ½ feet long.

The discovery came just days after an 18-foot dead oarfish was found in the waters off Catalina Island.
“The call came out as a possible dead whale stranded on the beach, so we responded and saw the fish on the sand right as it washed up,” Bussey said.

Bussey added that people on the beach were “flabbergasted” to see the fish.

“It’s not the typical fish you see on shore,” he said, adding the oarfish probably weighed over 200 pounds.
But Bussey recognized the fish from the sighting less than a week ago off Catalina Island. Jasmine Santana, a science instructor for the Catalina Marine Institute was snorkeling off Toyon Bay when she discovered the body of the creature on a seabed.

The fish was far too big for Santana to carry alone; it took 15 people to bring the fish to shore.

Source
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/second-rare-oarfish-washes-southe...


2014


Rare Oarfish Found Swimming Along Mexican Beach (Apr 7)

A pair of 15-ft oarfish apparently trying to beach themselves in the shallows off Mexico's Sea of Cortés were filmed by tourists.  The tourists filmed the oarfish in the shallow, coastal waters of Baja, Mexico while kayaking.  Less than 48 hours after the sightings, the fish became beached on nearby Isla San Francisco and died.

Sources
http://news.discovery.com/animals/elusive-oarfish-filmed-in-rare-fo...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2601475/Giant-Oarfish-dead-...

Rare Oarfish Caught in Central Vietnam (May 30)

An angler in central Vietnam captured a rare 14-ft oarfish near the coast of Thua Thien-Hue Province. A smaller oarfish was caught off Japan this same week.

Source
http://www.thanhniennews.com/education-youth/giant-oarfish-caught-i...

2015


Rare Oarfish Washes Up In New Zealand (Apr 16)

A nearly 10-foot-long oarfish was found at a salt marsh near Otago Harbor in Aramoana on Thursday. The local who found the scaly animal called Department of Conservation service manager David Agnew, who said it’s the first time he's spotted such a creature in his 20 years on the job.  Agnew told the Daily Mail he had never even heard of an oarfish before.

“It’s incredibly rare to see them in New Zealand,” he said.

By Friday, the fish had disappeared, and it’s unclear if the body was washed away by the tide or removed by humans.

Source
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/21/oarfish-new-zealand_n_7107...


Deep Sea Oarfish Swims Ashore in Nantucket, Massachusetts (May 4)

A strange-looking fish believed to be a denizen of the deep-water ocean washed up on a Madaket Beach Monday evening and was photographed before being coaxed back into the water.  The oarfish was estimated to be seven feet long.

Source
http://www.ack.net/Oarfishwashesashore050615.html


Giant Oarfish Swims Ashore in Vietnam (May 12)

Locals in the central province of Quang Binh discovered a live giant oarfish onshore on Tuesday.
The fish was 13 feet long and weighed nearly 90 pounds died soon later.  Some locals then gave the fish a ritual burial, saying that they believed the fish was a holy creature. 

Sources
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/environment/130574/4m-giant-oarfis...
http://www.thanhniennews.com/society/giant-oarfish-washes-ashore-in...


Rare 17-ft Oarfish Found off California (Jun 1)

A rarely-seen sea serpent was discovered Monday on a beach on the western end of Santa Catalina Island.  The island harbor patrol found a 17-foot dead oarfish floating in the waters off Sandy Beach.

It was not known how the fish died and how it ended up near the beach. It took 16 people to pick up the fish which was donated to several organizations for scientific research.

Source
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/oarfish-663925-fish-island.html


More Oarfish Wash Ashore in New Zealand (Jun 24)

A deep sea fish rarely seen by humans has increasingly been appearing on beaches across the globe. Maree Dobson encountered an oarfish on June 24 on the same New Zealand beach where one was found on April 16.  She said it was around one and a half metres long or more and there was another similar looking fish washed up at a different part of the beach.

Source
http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/69684771/Oarfish-find-at-...

Hapless Oarfish Snagged by Fishing Boat off California (Jun 29)

A fishing boat passenger unknowingly snagged an oarfish and brought it to the surface off Catalina Island yesterday.  Even though it was snagged, this is the first ever report of an oarfish caught on rod and reel.
This marks the sixth time this year the extremely rare oarfish has been encountered by humans.  The crew tried to gaff and raise the 20-foot fish to the boat. The soft flesh only tore, and they had to give up the effort. 

Source
http://www.petethomasoutdoors.com/2015/07/in-what-might-be-a-first-...

Another Rare Oarfish Appears in Philippines (Jul 23)


For the seventh time in six months, the extremely rare deep water oarfish has made an appearance.
Julie Miranda was fishing near Antique in Barangay Indalog on Thursday when he saw a shark chasing a big fish.  Shortly after, the shark swam off and the big fish started to float.  Miranda loaded the fish onto his boat and brought it to shore.  But the fish was no ordinary find. It was a 10-foot long oarfish weighing 31 pounds.

“It was our first time to see a very big and very long fish in this town. Even the old villagers do not know the local name of this fish,” said Lourdes Sarad, municipal agricultural officer of Tobias Fornier.

Source
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/707728/rare-deep-sea-dwelling-fish-cau...


Third Oarfish in Three Weeks Found in Philippines (Aug 13)

Another oarfish, the third so far in a span of three weeks, was caught by fishermen in Antique’s Belison town on Thursday afternoon.  The dying oarfish, measuring 12 feet and nine inches long and three inches in diameter, was found by fisherman Pablo Crespo at 1:20 p.m. in the small canal by the shore of Barangay Maradiona, Belison, some 15 kilometers away from the capital town of San Jose.

The fisherman called other residents and they pulled out the oarfish from the water. The fish was still alive, but was so weak and died a few minutes later. 

Barangay Chairman Raymundo Quintayo said that the barangay folk were not familiar with the oarfish as it was the first time they saw one. They called up the local police and turned over the fish.  Weighing 44 pounds, it was so far the biggest oarfish found in the shores of Antique.

On July 23 at around 6:30 in the morning fishermen in Anini-y town also found a wounded oarfish measuring more than eight feet.  A week later, another one was found by fishermen in Bugasong town.

Source
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/another-oarfish-found-in-antique/


Another Rare Oarfish Washes Ashore Off California (Aug 17)Stunned scientists fished for clues Monday to explain the appearance of yet another rare oarfish that washed up on the shores of Catalina Island.  Two California conservationists and a local marine biologist examined a 14-foot creature found on Pebbly Beach at 7:30 a.m.

Source
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/14-foot-fish-found-washed-...

Another Rare Oarfish Found Near San Diego Beach (Sep 8)

Another specimen of the “less rare all the time” oarfish has been found washing ashore at Shell Beach in La Jolla, California.  Lifeguards spotted the large fish measuring 17-feet long and weighing about 260-pounds.  This marks the 10th time this year the extremely rare deep sea fish has been found near shore.

Source
http://www.bdoutdoors.com/shell-beach-oarfish-may-help-unlock-secrets/

2016

Giant Oarfish Appears in Philippines (Jan 6)

A giant oarfish was found in Albay province on January 6.  Recovered on a beach in Pantao, Libon, an Albay town, it measured 16 feet and weighed over 100 lbs. Its appearance on the coast of Albay bewildered beachgoers and fishermen.

Source
http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/118730-rare-fish-sighting-albay-spar...

16-ft Oarfish Caught off Central Vietnam (Apr 13)

Two men in the central province of Nghe An unexpectedly discovered a giant oarfish floating on the water while walking along the coast.

Source
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/155127/4m-long-giant-oarfi...

Fisherman Nets 16-ft Oarfish off Taiwan (Apr 19)

The giant Oarfish was caught on April 19 off the coast of Taiwan. Local residents suspected the deep-sea creature had been sent to surface after two earthquakes occurred off the Taiwan coast in the early hours of April 19, a couple of hours before the fish were caught.

Source
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3551214/Sweet-...

Taiwan Fisherman Lands TWO Giant Oarfish (Apr 28)

Fisherman Lee Chung-cheng left locals stunned when he pulled two giant oarfish from the water.
It is the first time that Mr Lee, from Taiwan's small coastal fishing town Taimali, or any of his peers have caught this fish, so everyone who witnessed them were unsurprisingly stunned.

He said: "I've been fishing for almost 30 years and this is a first for me - and somehow I managed to get two at once.

"Locals have captured all sorts of things, even whale sharks, but never something like this.”

Both of Mr Lee’s captures are 14 feet long and weighing over 100 pounds.

Source
http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/665717/monster-earthquake-mon...
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/terrifying-mud-volcano-erup...

Rare Oarfish Found on New Zealand Beach (May 20)

A deep-sea fish rarely seen in New Zealand waters has washed up on a beach near Kaikoura.  The 10-foot oddity was found on a beach on Conway Flats, south of Kaikoura, on May 20.

Source
http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/80236317/rare-oarfish-found-wash...


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http://www.zetatalk.com/index/zeta567.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oarfish

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Comment by M. Difato on July 10, 2018 at 5:46pm

Massive ‘sea monster’ hooked by Chilean fishing boat

 We’ve long been told that monsters aren’t real, but after copping a look at this guy, we’re not so sure.

 https://pickle.nine.com.au/2018/07/10/13/18/sea-monster-caught-fish...

 Because this odd fella certainly fits the vague definition of “sea monster”.

It weighed nearly 150kg, was nearly 5m long and looked like a giant sardine from hell.

This thing was hauled into a fishing boat in Cavancha Cove, off the coast of Chilean town Iquique.

As we read from a yarn from Chilean journo Jhosaida Piñango Hernández for Estrella Iquique, this great, gross thing is actually a female oarfish.

The fishing company’s coordinator Rodrigo Oliva passed the big girl on to researchers at Arturo Prat University so it could be studied.

But first, they snapped a whooole bunch of photos, which made for an interesting post on their Facebook page.

Vision of the fish on the boat is now going nuts online, being splashed on viral news site the world over.

Researcher Miguel Araya said the finding was “unprecedented” given there were no previous records of the presence of oarfish in the Iquique area.

“They are deep-sea fish so one must assume that if they are on the surface it is because they are sick or injured,” he said.

Despite this, the dead oarfish didn’t present any signs of injury..."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 10, 2018 at 5:33pm

https://braincharm.com/2017/11/28/this-freaky-fish-looks-just-like-...

This Freaky Fish Looks Just Like The Loch Ness Monster And It Can Survive Being Cut In Half

It may look like a mythological sea monster, but this 36-foot-long creature is the real deal. They’re called oarfish and they get their name from their elongated bodies.

The oarfish has inspired Japanese folklore, that sees it as a sea serpent that can predict earthquakes and tsunamis. It can’t, but it can survive being cut in half. In fact, it self-amputates up to 75% of its body. It is thought that ditching more than half of its body helps the oarfish escape from predators, which is fine since all of its organs are stored in its abdomen anyway. Another trait that helps the oarfish evade predators is its layer of guanine molecules, which gives its body a beautiful shimmer that serves to confuse other sea creatures.

Oarfish have a worldwide range and are found in all temperate to tropical waters. But don’t panic, human encounters with live oarfish are rare.

As oarfish live very deep in the water (up to 3,300 ft) very little is known about them. As well as being up to 36-foot-long, they are incredibly heavy, weighing up to 600lbs. They live solitary lifestyles. There’s very little footage of a living oarfish.

The first known video footage was captured in 2001. This footage dispelled the long believed myth that the fish propels itself with its fins. One final known fact is that their fertilized eggs float up near the surface of the water, where they then hatch. Baby oarfish stay near the surface of the water for a short while, and once they descend they stay at the depths of the ocean.

The first recorded human encounter with living and healthy oarfish only occurred in 2016, in an episode of Animal Planet. In this episode, Jeremy Wade dived deep into the water and was able to swim so close to an oarfish that the managed to touch one.

Comment by Scott on May 28, 2018 at 3:50am

Fisherman land 12-foot oarfish (May 25, 2018)

Xuan Quy said they were out fishing with a friend Tuesday off the coast of Thanh Hoa Province [Vietnam] when they pulled in their nets and discovered they had ensnared an oarfish measuring about 12 feet, 9 inches long.
The fishermen said it was the first time they have caught an oarfish.
https://www.upi.com/Fisherman-land-gargantuan-12-foot-oarfish/72215...
https://www.newsflare.com/video/208064/animals/fishermen-catch-gian...

Comment by Howard on April 6, 2018 at 3:28pm

Dead Oarfish Spotted Once Again In Philippines (Apr 5) 

A dead oarfish was spotted once again in the coastal area of Salay River II in Salay, Misamis Oriental and being linked to an impending calamity.

On Thursday (April 05, 2018), the Facebook page “Local Government Unit of Salay” has uploaded the photos of a dead oarfish found in Salay River II.

According to the Municipal Agriculture Office of the city, the oarfish is measuring about 16 feet in length, 1.16 ft. in width, and a weight ranging from 50 to 60 kilograms.

The deep-sea creature was already dead when the members of Deputized Fish Warden (DFW) of Salay arrived.

The personnel of together with DFW and Bantay Dagat members will dispose of the oarfish to prevent the residents from eating or selling the sea creature.

Last year, the appearance of oarfish in shallow waters has been linked to series of earthquakes experienced in different parts of the countries.

The Japanese Seismologist Kiyoshi Wadatsumi explained that deep-sea creatures are sensitive when it comes to any irregularities happening in the bottom of the sea.

Wadatsumi said that the appearance of oarfish in shallow waters indicates that something is happening in the deep.

Source

https://philnews.ph/2018/04/06/dead-oarfish-spotted-misamis-oriental/

Comment by Howard on March 7, 2018 at 3:45pm

Rare Oarfish Found on Stewart Island, New Zealand (Mar 7) 

While on a deer hunt with an American client, South Island guide David Musgrave came across a rare silvery oarfish at the southern end of Masons Bay on Stewart Island. The specimen measured 4.3 metres (14ft) in length with a width of 37.5cm (15 inches).

Source

https://fishingmag.co.nz/fish-new-zealand-sea-fish-species/silvery-...

Comment by M. Difato on February 18, 2018 at 2:06am

 

Giant 18 feet oarfish washes up dead in Peru just 24 hours before the dangerous M7.2 earthquake in Mexico

 http://strangesounds.org/2018/02/giant-oarfish-washes-up-dead-in-pe...

  A giant oarfish washes up in Peru on February 15, 2018 just 2 days before the M7.2 earthquake in Mexico. via Facebook 

 A giant oarfish washed ashore on the beach of Los Yuyales in Peru around 1:30pm on February 15, 2018, so just 24 hours before a very powerful earthquake of 7.2-magnitude hit Mexico on February 16, 2018. Finding a giant oarfish washed up on the beach is a rare occurrence, since the fish is a deepwater species that’s rarely seen at all.."

Comment by Scott on January 15, 2018 at 7:20am

Oarfish caught in fishing net in Wakasa Bay, Japan (Jan. 11, 2018)

On the morning of Jan. 11, fishermen saw the fish wriggling like a giant snake when they pulled up their net. The fish was in good condition and its silver body and red fins glimmered. More deep-sea fish have been caught in recent years in winter in the Sea of Japan off northern Kyoto Prefecture. However, fishermen and researchers were surprised at the size of this oarfish, with one saying, "I've never seen such a huge fish." The fish measures 5.15 meters long. It is seen in the photo at a port in the city of Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture. 

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180113/p2a/00m/0na/017000c

Wakasa Bay, Japan

Comment by Howard on November 22, 2017 at 3:13am

10-Ft Oarfish Found on South Australia Beach (Nov 11) 

An Oarfish was discovered on a Kingston beach by Sharryn Tiller on November 11.

“I was taking Hugo for a walk along the beach and we came across this great big dead fish,” said Sharryn.

“I came home and my husband was chatting to our neighbour, Dan Watson and I mentioned what I had seen on the beach.

“Dan said he said seen a similar photo of a fish on Facebook called an Oarfish and they are really rare.

”After hearing that I went back to the beach and took quite a few photos and showed the fisheries. 

“The fisheries were very interested and I also phoned the Adelaide museum where I spoke to Mr (Ralph) Foster (a Collection Manager at the museum).

“On the Tuesday I had a phone call from the fisheries saying they were unable to find the Oarfish, I met up with them and we went down to the beach together but unfortunately I couldn't find it again.

“I felt extremely privileged to have been able to see, feel and photograph a rare fish.

“I did feel a bit saddened that a beautiful fish like that was dead on the beach.

​”I also used my thong to show the size of the fish and to measure how long it was, at a general guess it was 10 and a half feet long.

Source

http://www.coastalleader.com.au/story/5070767/oar-some-rare-fish-di...

Comment by Howard on September 23, 2017 at 6:58pm

Oarfish Washes Ashore in Victoria, BC (Sep 21) 

A strange sea creature that washed up on Oak Bay’s Rattenbury Beach late Thursday morning has been identified as a very rare king-of-the-salmon, a relative of the oarfish, according to a local biologist.

The strange-looking fish, at more than two metres long, was found deceased beside the water by a man who was walking on the beach with his dog.

The unique name of the king-of-the-salmon originates from Makah First Nation legend, in which the fish (Trachiptreus altivelis) was believed to be the “king” that would lead salmon back to their rivers to spawn, noted Jackie Hildering, a biologist and marine educator.

As adult king-of-the-salmon feed in the open ocean at depths of 900 metres or more (3,000 ft) they very rarely make an appearance ashore, Hildering said.

Source

http://www.oakbaynews.com/news/strange-eel-like-creature-washes-up-...

Comment by Scott on August 10, 2017 at 2:38am

2 oarfishes found in Southern Leyte (August 9, 2017)

Oarfish(es) found at Pasahimapa Mangrove Protected Area in Sitio Ma Socorro, Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte [Philippines].

Organisms were found between 9-11am, August 9, 2017. Sources said that they still have to find one more oarfish as the initial sighting at 9am was three fishes.

Dimensions: ORFSH 1- 27cm x 3.75mtrs weighing 20kls; ORFSH 2 - 37cm x 4.4mtrs weighing 50kls.

https://www.facebook.com/jane.araneta/posts/10209424501039270

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/09/17/look-2-oarfishes-found-in-sou...

https://www.sott.net/article/358748-2-oarfishes-discovered-in-South...

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