Friday, July 21, 2023

Gangster 'doomsday fish' appears in Taiwan

A deep-sea diver had an encounter with a 6-foot “doomsday” fish off the waters of Taiwan. The fish, called an oarfish, was found with what appeared to be large bite marks on its body. The illusive creature, said to be a harbinger of earthquakes and other disasters, was at least 8ft long. The connection between the appearance of an oarfish and tsunamis or earthquakes has not been scientifically proven. Appearances are extremely rare because the fish ordinarily lives at depths exceeding 1km.