Another oarfish from deep below: Second giant sea serpent washes ashore

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - For the second time in less than a week, a giant sea serpent washed ashore in Southern California.

Friday afternoon in Oceanside, a rare, snakelike oarfish washed on shore. 

It measured almost 14 feet long and attracted dozens of onlookers. 

Its carcass was cut into sections so it could be studied.

The Sunday prior, off of Catalina Island, an 18-foot-long oarfish was discovered. 

It took a dozen people to drag it on shore. 

Oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet long, making them the longest bony fish in the world. 

They are believed to live at a depth of more than 3,000 feet below the surface and may be responsible for some sea legends in history.

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