Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with...


Probably wouldn't be too bad if I could use the frozen King of Herring, or Oarfish, found off of Sweden this week. The dead specimen they found measured 3.5 meters (11 feet) and was the first time an oarfish has been found around Sweden in 130 years. The problem with deepsea species, like giant squid, is that so little is known about them because we can only study what gets washed up or caught accidentally. The oarfish caught though was nothing (though its missing a good chunk of its body), they've been known to grow to 12m and are the largest bony fish in the ocean.

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