” Marine biologists at Louisiana State University have released the first ever video of a living and healthy giant oarfish, also known as king of herrings, in its natural deep sea habitat.
The giant oarfish, Regalecus glesne (family: Regalecidae), is the longest bony fish. It may reach up 15 meters (49 feet).
Because they live in deep sea, observations of them in the wild are rare. It is believed that the serpent-like creatures, like the giant squid, are behind myths and legends by ancient sailors about sea monsters, serpents and dragons that attack ships and sailors at sea.”