Once mistaken for sea serpents, oarfish today are still rarely seen by humans. In a video recently posted to YouTube by the Shedd Aquarium, kayakers in Baja sighted not one but two oarfish in shallow waters. These long, strange creatures usually prefer depths of up to 3,000 feet below the ocean surface.

Believe it or not, some species of oarfish are considered high-challenge gamefish for anglers. Although scientists are unsure how many of these eel-like creatures exist underwater, they are expected to be abundant.

Image screenshot of video by Shedd Aquarium on YouTube

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