Yes, it’s at HuffPo, but it’s still true. The giant oarfish, also known as “the king of herrings” (Regalecus glesne), is the world’s largest bony fish (“teleost”), and can grow up to 11 meters (36 feet) long! It’s rarely photographed because it lives in the deep sea, but one just washed up on the coast of Sweden, where it hasn’t been seen for 150 years. They eat plankton. Until today I didn’t know these creatures existed.
Here’s one about to become an ex-oarfish:
Here’s what appears to be the only existing film of non-dying oarfish, filmed at 1500 feet by an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Look at that crazy headcomb and undulating dorsal fin!