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Fangs and tentacles: rarely seen deep sea fish washes up on California beach

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With its mouth agape – revealing a set of pointy black teeth – and a large protruding appendage surrounded by a series of tentacles, the sea creature resembled something out of a horror film. But, the 18in-wide fish, ...

Giant rare moonfish washes up on Oregon coast

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An unusual sight has appeared on the usually mild northern Oregon coast: a large, washed-up, colorful opah fish, weighing around 100lb. The opah, or moonfish, is “rare to the Oregon coast”, according to the aquarium ...

Message in a bottle from Japan washes up on Hawaii beach after 37 years

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A glass bottle that was released into the sea 37 years ago by high school students in Japan has been found on the island of Hawaii, about 6,000km away. Students of the natural science club at Choshi High School in the...

Rare and frightening footballfish washes up in California – again

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At first, the black blob spotted between rocks along the shores of San Diego this week was mistaken for a ball of tar. But as a concerned surfer approached, it became clear that this was something special. The finned ...