SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, Calif. (CNN) - Imagine going on a leisurely snorkel and then seeing a rare 18-foot oarfish.
A Catalina Island Marine Institute instructor spotted the rare animal just off Santa Catalina Island in southern California and approached the snake-like fish very cautiously before she realized it was dead.
It then took 15 adults to move it to shore.
It's extremely rare to find an oarfish -- dead or alive. That's because they’re believed to mostly live in waters more than 3,000 feet deep -- leaving them largely unstudied by scientists.
The giant oarfish is the longest bony fish species and can reach lengths of 56 feet.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators have pieced together who is responsible for dumping a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
State Police need your help finding the pickup truck driver who pinned a mother against her vehicle as she was loading her baby and young son into it and then fled the scene.
There are reports of a house fully engulfed in flames on Route 243 in Rushford that started early Wednesday morning.
Though less than an inch of lake effect snow appears to have fallen in Orchard Park, in southern Erie County and further south it's a much different story.
The district received more than $5.5 million on Tuesday, which covers its share of revenues from the Seneca Allegany Casino.