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Giant bizarre deep sea fish filmed in Gulf of Mexico

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Extraordinary footage of a rarely seen giant deep sea fish has been captured by scientists.

Using a remotely operated vehicle, they caught a rare glimpse of the huge oarfish, perhaps the first sighting of the fish in its natural setting.

The oarfish, which can reach 17m long, has previously only been seen on a few occasions dying at the sea surface, or dead washed ashore.

The team filmed the ghostly images of the mysterious fish underneath an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

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