For the first time ever, researchers have captured the giant oarfish, the largest bony fish alive, on video in its natural environment. They used the cameras from an offshore drilling company’s remote-operated submersibles and observed the oarfish five times between 2008 and 2011. Continue reading for the video and more information.

According to The Daily Mail, “the giant oarfish was first discovered in 1772 by Norwegian biologist Peter Ascanius . The oarfish in the video is thought to be around 8 feet long. The longest recorded specimen clocked in at 26 feet. However, the species is believed to grow as long as 50 feet and weigh as much as 600 pounds.”

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