TODAY   |  October 16, 2013

18-foot sea creature found on CA shore

An 18-foot-long oarfish was discovered on the beaches of Catalina Island, off of the coast of Calif. this week. The monstrous creature, which looks like an oversized snake, typically swims 3,000 feet underwater.

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>>> a bizarre discovery in california has a lot of people talking. take a look at this this morning. it looks like something out of a science fiction movie . this is called an oarfish. it's over 18 feet long and washed ashore on catalina island . it's extremely rare to see would be. they normally swim 3,000 feet down. you want to keep it 3,000 feet down looking like that.

>> it's 18 feet long.

>> apparently it was a snorkeler