Thought to the be inspiration of "sea serpent" stories, the monstrously-long Oarfish provokes wonder in nearly all that witness it. Yet despite our fascination, little is known about this fish, its lifecycle and how it navigates its deep-sea environment. With help of a frozen specimen, CalState Assistant Professor Misty Paig-Tran provides us with a biomechanist insights into this real-life "sea monster's" unusual physiology.
Produced by Luke Groskin
Filmed by Christian Baker, Luke Groskin, CalState - Fullerton Music by Audio Network
Additional Stills and Video by UnCruise Adventures, Mark Benfield NOAA, and Juan, Pablo Maturana, Corrine Bourbellion, Thomas Kohler