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Old 01-09-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/...f+kona+hawaii/

I can't be the only one that's caught one of these fish before...even from a pier. When I was in jacksonville I used to catch slews of them on my gotcha. None as big of course, but still just your basic ribbonfish. Yet the scientist say they are only found in the "Deep uncharted waters." lol, wow!
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So they didn't know what it was and found it dead and floating, then decided to filet it and try to eat it?
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thats a small oar fish not a ribbon fish and they are a deep water fish seldom seen other than when they die and they get big around 40 ft if i recall
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It looked like a vig ass ribbon fish. Very similar to an oar I guess besides size. But my point is that its a known species and not some prehistoric "dinosaur" they were trying to make it out as
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So they didn't know what it was and found it dead and floating, then decided to filet it and try to eat it?
That was my thought
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a similar discussion on FB today too citing oarfish.
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" Schwartz also contacted two NOAA marine biologists, who could not provide a positive ID."

This is no surprise !! Noaa Biologist ..Huh they think snapper are endangered !
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i still think its an oar fish i could be wrong and yes i have caught ribbon fish in the bays from time to time never off a local pier but never fished jacksonville the problem with making a clear id for me is the lack of a head a oar fish has a head verry similar to a dolphin fish while a ribbon fish has more of a mackerel head and when alive the oar fish has red and yelow coloring all over with a blue back and i assume that coloring fades when they die and they become blue like a ribbon fish who knows it could be a big ribbon but i have never heard of a ribon much over 4 ft with a head
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I saw a video of a guy catch a ribbon about 4.5-5' in new zealand. He said it wasnt common but not rare (he kept and ate it). Which wouldnt surprise me if that was a ribbon out in Hawaii. But true...without a head its hard to say which...ribbon or oar...but definitely one or the other; and def nit the loch ness monster ha.
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