Here's a fish story that made national news: Jasmine Santana, a marine science teacher, came face to face with an oarfish in 15 feet of water off Catalina island in southern California. At 18 feet long, even a dead oarfish is a scary thing to run into. Once she realized what it was, Santana took the fish by the tail and dragged it to shore where she needed the help of 14 other people to lift the 400 pound carcass. Tissue samples were taken and the skeleton of the fish will be preserved. The fish appeared to have died of natural causes.