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Strange Deep-Sea Creature Washes Ashore

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HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - When it comes to unsolved mysteries and a vague fear of the unknown, few things rival the deep ocean.

Last Friday, the realm of giant squids and undiscovered giant beasts collided with our own sunshine-filled world when an oarfish, estimated to be 20 feet long, washed up on a beach in Mexico.

According to Pisces Sportfishing, beachgoers in Cabo San Lucas found the creature in shallow water near Hacienda Beach, struggling for air. Despite the efforts of bystanders, the rarely seen fish perished.

Because the beach is considered a 'Protected Natural Area,' added Pisces, park wardens quickly responded and "unceremoniously" took the oarfish to the open ocean, where it was dumped. click here to read more

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