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A dead oarfish, a mysterious and serpent-like creature that swims deep below the ocean’s surface, has washed up on a Southern California island and a university biologist will study the remains, officials said on Wednesday.

Amy Catalano said she and a co-worker at the Catalina Island Conservancy were conducting a bird survey on Monday and standing on a bluff when they spotted the long body of the creature on the island’s shore below.

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