Divers off the northeast coast of Taiwan have filmed a uncommon encounter with an enormous oarfish with giant holes in its physique.
In response to Japanese folklore, the looks of the deep sea creature can sign an imminent earthquake or tsunami.
The footage, captured by diving teacher Wang Cheng-ru off the coast of Ruifang, reveals divers encircling the large, shimmery silver fish.
Regardless of the legend – he doesn’t suppose its look was a precursor to an earthquake.
“It should have been dying so it swam into shallow waters,” he informed Newsweek.
“Many superb animals may be discovered off Taiwan’s northeast coast, and the views below water are very lovely, however it was my first encounter with an enormous oarfish.”
He added the seen chew marks on the fish might have been the results of a cookiecutter shark assault.
Big oarfish can develop as much as 50-feet-long and are often discovered 3,000ft under water.
In Japan, the enormous oarfish is called the “messenger from the ocean god’s palace”. They’re stated to be the harbinger of doom. However scientists dispute these concepts.
In February 2019, the washing up of three large oarfish on Japan’s shores sparked fears of an impending earthquake or tsunami.