A new sea serpent found on a beach in Southern California is drawing loads of attention this weekend. On Oct. 20, FOX News reported that a sea serpent washed on shore in Oceanside. The creature was a rare, snakelike oarfish that was 14 feet in length. This is the second time that such a creature was found -- the first was on Catalina Island off the coast of California and can be seen in the video to the left.
SeaWorld San Diego, The Scripps Research Institute, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were all called to come and look at the creature's carcass. The creature was cut into sections and researchers will run studies it to learn more about it.
The new sea serpent found was a tad smaller than the 18-footer dragged on shore in Catalina last week. Almost 100 people gathered to see each one -- many amazed to see a deep-water fish up close and personal. Many creatures living in the deep seas are strange looking and people don't often get an up close view hence the amount of spectators who gathered on the beach.
© Effie Orfanides 2013