According to the legends, the oar fish known as “messengers of the palace of the God of the sea” live deep in the sea, but they rise to the surface and are stranded before an earthquake.
In Japan there is fear of the arrival of a devastating natural disaster, this is a triple discovery of a bad omen in the sea, because in the last ten days in the Bay of Toyamahave appeared three oar fishes, which live in deep waters and its presence on the coast is an omen of earthquakes and tsunami.
As reported, two of these animals simply appeared on the shore, while the other approximately four meters long was caught in the fishing net in the port of Imizu.
Many Japanese fear the arrival of earthquakes and tsunami, because according to their legends the oar fish known as “messengers of the palace of the God of the sea” live deep in the sea, however they rise to the surface and are stranded before an earthquake.
Whether it is coincidence or not, the truth is that once the legend “came true” because it is not the first time that these animals appear on the coast, in 2011 before the great earthquake that occurred in the northeast of Japan were found near of 20 paddling fish is the shores of the beaches in the area, which is why the Japanese really fear an impending natural disaster.
On the other hand some scientists believe that there is no definitive link between sightings of fish and earthquakes, while others believe that it is possible that these species may feel natural disasters.
The Japanese seismologist Kiyoshi Wadatsumi indicates that deep-sea fish are creatures “very sensitive to irregular movements” of the seabed . This is probably why popular belief is right, and the appearance of this type of specimens on the shores of the beach is associated with an inevitable natural catastrophe.