CockyTalk

Welcome to Cockytalk!

Thank you for visiting our forum. As a guest, you have limited access to view some discussion and articles. By joining our free community, you will be able to view all discussions and articles, post your own topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, participate in Pick'Em contests and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so please join our community today!!

If you have any problems registering or logging in, please contact our Admins. Thanks!

Go Back   CockyTalk > Community > The Water Cooler

Today's Top 10
Posters (by posts)Threads (by views)Newest Posts Gamecock Headlines 
eaglegolf018
Coulwoodwarlord
ReadR00ster
ertman420
CoverTwo
Lalli25
MWard
SAETerrier
JerseyBird
HelleraisingCock
Victor Hampton Arres (1829)
What type of snake i (821)
response from charte (789)
how has more ESPN an (557)
Gamecock Legacy recr (374)
Attendance next seas (364)
purchasing football (257)
Honeymoon recommenda (201)
Dylan Thompson, Clas (139)
$15 home AC (134)
Diamond DeSheilds, UNC WB
Dylan Thompson, Class Act
how has more ESPN anounce
2008 Honda Accord EX-L 4
Larenz Bryant update?
*Official 2014 NHL Stanle
response from charter abo
Kelcy and Vic questioned
A'ja Wilson
Gamecock Legacy recruits/


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
usc90grad
Cum Laude Cock
 
usc90grad's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Waxhaw, NC
Posts: 31,780
CockyCash: 675600
usc90grad is USC mascot materialusc90grad is USC mascot materialusc90grad is USC mascot materialusc90grad is USC mascot materialusc90grad is USC mascot materialusc90grad is USC mascot materialusc90grad is USC mascot materialusc90grad is USC mascot materialusc90grad is USC mascot materialusc90grad is USC mascot materialusc90grad is USC mascot material
Send a message via AIM to usc90grad
Default 18 Ft. Oarfish Washes Ashore in California



The crew of sailing school vessel Tole Mour and Catalina Island Marine Institute instructors hold an 18-foot-long oarfish that was found in the waters of Toyon Bay on Santa Catalina Island, Calif., Oct. 13, 2013.

It sounds like something out of a horror story: Jasmine Santana was snorkeling off the coast of Southern California’s Catalina Island when she spotted a half-dollar sized eye staring up at her.

It wasn’t a Halloween prank, though, but the body of a giant oarfish resting on the sandy bottom in about 20 feet of water. Instead of panicking at the sight of the sea creature, Santana called in the troops. After all, she is a marine science instructor at the Catalina Island Marine Institute. Even as such, she had probably never seen anything like this 18-foot oarfish before. The elusive sea creatures live thousands of feet deep in the ocean and are rarely seen alive or dead.

“It just amazed me,” said Jeff Chace, director of the Catalina Island Marine Institute, speaking to the LA Times, adding that this is a once-in-a-lifetime discovery.

It took 15 people to lug the giant oarfish out of the ocean, but for an oarfish, 18 feet is nothing. The creatures are the longest bony fish in the world, known to reach 56 feet in length. The oarfish is also known as a ribbon fish, or sometimes the king of herrings due its impressive size, which also makes it the most likely basis for stories about sea serpents.
The rare fish apparently died of natural causes.
__________________
usc90grad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
lencho30
KOLA
 
lencho30's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Lowcountry
Posts: 2,792
CockyCash: 4200
lencho30 is USC mascot materiallencho30 is USC mascot materiallencho30 is USC mascot materiallencho30 is USC mascot materiallencho30 is USC mascot materiallencho30 is USC mascot materiallencho30 is USC mascot materiallencho30 is USC mascot materiallencho30 is USC mascot materiallencho30 is USC mascot materiallencho30 is USC mascot material
Default Re: 18 Ft. Oarfish Washes Ashore in California

That is a baby oarfish.
__________________
(OO)=====V=====(OO)
lencho30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 02:19 PM   #3
kingoftheroost
la-la-la
 
kingoftheroost's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SC
Posts: 3,568
CockyCash: 1000000
kingoftheroost is USC mascot materialkingoftheroost is USC mascot materialkingoftheroost is USC mascot materialkingoftheroost is USC mascot materialkingoftheroost is USC mascot materialkingoftheroost is USC mascot materialkingoftheroost is USC mascot materialkingoftheroost is USC mascot materialkingoftheroost is USC mascot materialkingoftheroost is USC mascot materialkingoftheroost is USC mascot material
Default Re: 18 Ft. Oarfish Washes Ashore in California

Quote:
Originally Posted by lencho30 View Post
That is a baby oarfish.
Regardless, if I had seen that big S.O.B. in the water while I was swimming, I would have shat an adult brick.
__________________
kingoftheroost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
The Yancey
Grumpy Old Fart
 
The Yancey's Avatar
 
Male

2009 Awards: Awards for best Posters - Given for: Best Signature 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Sunshinny Florida
Posts: 19,335
CockyCash: 4751350
The Yancey is USC mascot materialThe Yancey is USC mascot materialThe Yancey is USC mascot materialThe Yancey is USC mascot materialThe Yancey is USC mascot materialThe Yancey is USC mascot materialThe Yancey is USC mascot materialThe Yancey is USC mascot materialThe Yancey is USC mascot materialThe Yancey is USC mascot materialThe Yancey is USC mascot material
Default Re: 18 Ft. Oarfish Washes Ashore in California

Ever hear this song:



Catalina Island is a really cool place. If you are ever in SoCal I highly recommend taking the trip over. There is air service but I like either of the two boats from Long Beach.



Here is the story of the island: http://www.catalinachamber.com/catalina/history
__________________


#ModForMod
The Yancey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
taylorssc
Swag Out
 
taylorssc's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,696
CockyCash: 500
taylorssc is USC mascot materialtaylorssc is USC mascot materialtaylorssc is USC mascot materialtaylorssc is USC mascot materialtaylorssc is USC mascot materialtaylorssc is USC mascot materialtaylorssc is USC mascot materialtaylorssc is USC mascot materialtaylorssc is USC mascot materialtaylorssc is USC mascot materialtaylorssc is USC mascot material
Default Re: 18 Ft. Oarfish Washes Ashore in California

Not washed ashore, the female snorkeler spotted it while diving and drug it ashore by the tail. Granted, it was already dead, but still...that's some crazy stuff right there.
taylorssc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 06:42 PM   #6
Acockolypse Now
L-I-V-I-N
 
Acockolypse Now's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Posts: 13,840
CockyCash: 45000175
Acockolypse Now is USC mascot materialAcockolypse Now is USC mascot materialAcockolypse Now is USC mascot materialAcockolypse Now is USC mascot materialAcockolypse Now is USC mascot materialAcockolypse Now is USC mascot materialAcockolypse Now is USC mascot materialAcockolypse Now is USC mascot materialAcockolypse Now is USC mascot materialAcockolypse Now is USC mascot materialAcockolypse Now is USC mascot material
Default Re: 18 Ft. Oarfish Washes Ashore in California

I bet it smelled like Myley Cyrus after a week long Molly binge.
__________________
Always remember... stay Feisty.
Acockolypse Now is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Provided by SLB Development