Many were deceived. A video of a ‘rowing fish’ was reported, which was supposedly found after the Loreto earthquake; however, this clip is totally false.
After the strong earthquake that took place in Loreto, a controversial video began to circulate that shows us an ‘oar fish’, which was supposedly found in Piura, after the tremendous tremor recorded in the Peruvian jungle.
According to the newspaper “La Hora” in Piura, which shared the video, about the unusual event, the animal – popularly known in Japan and other Pacific countries for predicting earthquakes and natural disasters – reappeared a few days ago stranded on the beaches of Vichayito, located in the Piranha balenario of Los Órganos, generating anxiety among local residents and tourists, who recorded the discovery.
The Regalecus glesne, scientific name of the ‘trembling fish’, is the longest bony fish in the world, with a length of record that reaches up to 11 meters. However, unconfirmed specimens of up to 17 meters have been reported. Commonly it measures around 3 meters and lives in depths of up to one kilometer.
Its association with the telluric movements obeys an old Japanese legend that identifies it with the ” Namazu “, a giant marine snake that lives in the ocean depths causing natural disasters on its way to the mainland around the world.
A specimen of the ‘oarfish’ of about five meters had already been found lifeless on February 6 on the beaches of Mancora, causing the same stir among seafarers who know the myth.
What are rowing fish?
It is worth noting that the Japanese respect these marine creatures a lot, since before the tremendous earthquake that struck the northeast of Japan in 2011, approximately 20 rowing fish were found dead in this area.
Although there is no evidence to show a link between the sighting of oar fish and earthquakes, it is possible that these species will feel natural disasters before they occur.
For Kiyoshi Wadatsumi, a Japanese seismologist, rowing fish, as well as other creatures that live in deep water, are often very sensitive to irregular movements on the seabed. If you want to see photos of the fish found in Japan recently, swipe the main image to the left.
Source: La Republica