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The Oarfish is a rare, solitary, and giant denizen of the ocean depths (arguably larger than a Whale Shark. (The Oarfish,17m as opposed to the Whale Shark, 12.96m in the Guinness Book of World Records.)) and is a filter feeder, comfortable cruising at depths of 200 m. Mistakenly named for its prominent pectoral oars with which it was thought to 'row', it undulates serpentlike with its dorsal fins and has been seen orienting itself vertically. tinyurl.com/7yt2lex

shark whale

Long-tailed or common thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus fox-shark/ long-tailed shark/ common thresher shark

BASKING SHARK Fun Facts: After the whale shark, the basking shark is the second largest living fish, and can grow up to 32 feet long. These sharks are often mistaken for plesiosaurs, a group of long-necked, predatory marine reptiles that lived at the time of the dinosaurs.

At up to 36ft in length, the oarfish is the largest bony fish known to science and is thought to be responsible for many sea serpent legends. Although it lives in tropical and temperate waters worldwide, the oarfish is rarely caught or seen alive. Little is known about its behavior.

Ordinary Italian fisherman Roberto Godi caught an unbelievable catfish when he went fishing on the River Po at Mantova, northern Italy.This monster is 8.2 feet long. It weighs about 250 lbs. This gigantic catfish has become the largest freshwater fish caught in Europe. It took Roberto about 45 minutes to reel in the fish. After breaking the world record, Godi released the catfish back into the water safe and well.

Rare piebald raven. I just thought he got into the paint. :)