Oarfish in Cabo Beach area

This morning, the 12th of October I was called by Richard Long, who related to me having seen a very strange fish in the water while just off the beach in front of the Villa Del Arcos Hotel on Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas. He described the fish as being about 12 feet long, with a crest like a Roosterfish, shaped like an eel and very colorful with green, yellow and silvery body, red dorsal fin and spotted on the sides. As I wracked my brain trying to think of what this fish could be all I could come up with was ribbon-fish, a deep-water eel-like fish. I told him it might be one of these, and they are not seen very often. He mentioned that someone they talked to a short while later said they had seen one as well, it may or may not have been the same fish. I went to the computer to do a little research and decided that based on the description that what they had see was an Oarfish. Just a few minutes ago the Cabo Villas Resort posted a picture of the fish being held in the water as people were apparently trying to resuscitate it. My quick research gave the the following information:
“The strange-looking oarfish is the longest bony fish in the sea. Known scientifically as Regalecus Glesne, it is a member of the Regalecidae family of fishes. Because of its long, thin shape, the oarfish fish is sometimes known as the ribbon-fish. Even though it is a deep water species, it is not too uncommon to see an oarfish. These unusual creatures have been known to wash ashore on beaches after storms, providing endless hours of fascination for curious onlookers. They also have a habit of floating near the surface of the water when they are sick or dying. Because of this, it is believed that the oarfish may be responsible for many of the legendary sightings of sea monsters and sea serpents by ancient mariners and beach goers. Although it is fished for sport as a game fish, the oarfish is not usually fished commercially because its gelatinous flesh is not considered edible. These fish can reach a length of over 50 feet (15 meters) and weigh as much as 600 pounds (272 kilograms). Its scaleless body is covered with a silver to silvery blue skin and is topped with an ornate, red dorsal fin that resembles a decorative headdress. Almost everything we know about the oarfish has been learned from specimens that have washed ashore on beaches or have been accidentally caught by fishermen. They have been known to come to the surface at night, apparently attracted by the lights of the boats. In 2001 a live oarfish was filmed alive for the first time. They have also been observed at depths as shallow as 20 feet (60 meters). It is possible that they move to shallower waters as they search for food. Though rarely seen in the wild, their numbers are thought to be abundant enough that they are currently not considered to be endangered. “(The above paragraph is from the Seasky.org website, edited slightly, not my own words.)
“On December 10 2010, a live specimen of four meters was found on the south coast of Sinaloa state in Mexico. One of the fisherman who captured it said it might be the devil and feared it might swallow them. On April 6 2011, a live specimen measuring 3.5 m was found off the east coast of Taiwan, nearly a month after the devastating tsunami hit Japan in March. Taiwanese fishermen believed that it surfaced to the shallow water because of the earthquake in Japan. They gave it the nickname “Earthquake Fish. On September 19, 2012, a specimen measuring 3 meters and 1 foot wide was found by fishermen in the Philippines.” (From Wickpedia)

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