IN PHOTOS: Big Oarfish Found Dead in Albay

Last January 9, a group of fishermen caught two giant Tiger sharks in Batangas. The Internet has been buzzing about it since there’s no law to protect these sharks. Yesterday, Joey “Constant Kindness” Salceda – current Albay Governor – shared photos of big Oarfish found in Libon in Albay. As we all know, Albay has bountiful marine resources.

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According to National Geographic, the oarfish is world’s largest bony fish found in all temperate to tropical oceans yet rarely seen. It is mostly seen in deep water around 3,300 feet (1,000 meters). Moreover, it grows up to a length of 56 feet (17 meters) and can weigh up to 600 pounds (270 kilograms).

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Here’s the full caption to the photos shared by Albay Governor, Joey Salceda:


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According to ABS-CBN news, the dead oarfish measured four meters long (4 meters) and weighed 50 kilos. Furthermore, fish found had a wound in its mouth but insufficient to identify the cause of death.

Have you ever seen a fish stranger than this? Share your answers below!

All Photos by Mark Edward Barotilla