Two Deep-Sea Oarfish, Believed to Harbingers of Earthquakes and Tsunamis Found in Fishermen’s Nets Near Okinawa

The two oarfish, about 3.6 meters (12 feet) and 4 meters (13 feet) long, were found off the island's southwest Toya port on January 28, 2019.

Traditionally known as "Ryugu no tsukai" in Japanese, or the "Messenger from the Sea God's Palace," and are associated with an ancient legend that oarfish beach themselves on shores before underwater earthquakes occur.