This fish foretells disasters?

AlterEgo

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This 4’ fish, which Dominicans call Pez Remo, was caught on the northwest coast in Montecristi. It normally lives in extremely deep waters. The Japanese believe that when it surfaces near land it’s foretelling of an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane. Batten down the hatches.

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rogerjac

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I think I read that the last time this fish was seen in RD was in the late 40's and 3 days later they were hit with a 8.0 earthquake
 

AlterEgo

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I think I read that the last time this fish was seen in RD was in the late 40's and 3 days later they were hit with a 8.0 earthquake

Well you sent me down the earthquake rabbit hole. In August 1946 a quake killed 2500+ persons in DR, epicenter Samana.

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JD Jones

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Might as well not let it go to waste:

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They ate some of it and threw the rest in the freezer.
 

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Fishes beach themselves to die all over the world and that is exactly what happen, except those that besch themselves on the Dominican coast.They end up part of a sancocho. There is no future for decomposing bacterias in the DR. Better go somewhere else for better opportunities. SMH
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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There is no future for decomposing bacterias in the DR. Better go somewhere else for better opportunities. SMH
What does this mean are they eating human remains? There's plenty of folks 6 feet down for decomposition opportunities NALs. I may also add, by many of the membership birthdates, the near future of decomposition activity looks good. Tune in for 4th quarter results!
 

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Oarfish are very rarely encountered and can grow much bigger than this one. They typically live in very deep water and don’t often surface. I was just teaching about them last week and to have one turn up in Monte Cristi is significant.

I read in the first link below that before the 2011 earthquake in Japan, more than 20 washed ashore. It’s much more probable to be a resulting phenomenon due to sensitivity to trash or pollution than a predictor of natural disasters but who knows.

Why Are Oarfish Known as Doomsday Fish

Jeremy Wade Finds the Fish Behind Legends of Monstrous Sea Serpents

Oarfish: The Legendary Fish That Announces Tsunamis
 
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