28 years of going "26 miles across the sea" to Catalina Island and I STILL have people ask me WHY?
Why do we go there?
It's a lovely island, a desert island, but an island nonetheless.
With amazing flora and fauna...
And amazing sea monsters?
News reports said this:
"Marine science instructor Jasmine Santana was swimming along the coast of Catalina Island when she came across the huge beast, which was actually a rare oarfish, but nonetheless the "discovery of a lifetime", according to local news network KTLA.
The oarfish, a type of elongated lampriform fish which lives near the surface of the sea, looks like a giant snake. It was dead when Santana found it, having apparently succumbed to natural causes.
“It took 15 or 20 of us to pick it up,” said Jeff Chace, a programme director at the Catalina Island Marine Institute, where Santana works"
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Catalina Island, the island of romance...and being swallowed up by ancient sea monsters! ha.