A rare fish was caught off the coast of Mexico

(ORDO NEWS) — Not far from the coast of Mexico, fishermen were able to catch an incredibly rare fish that lives at a great depth.

If Japanese mythology is to be believed, then it is she who is called a harbinger of real disasters – strong earthquakes and tsunamis.

The fish was named Regalecus glesne or herring king . It is considered the largest bony fish, because some individuals can grow up to about 17 meters.

It is extremely rare for fishermen to catch king herring, because this type of fish lives mainly at a depth of 200-975 meters.

If you look at the situation from the other side, the appearance of this fish at a shallow depth is very alarming.

This may indicate that there are quite strong sea currents in this area, which could have been the result of underwater earthquakes.

The fish has a rather large weight, so it cannot cope with a strong current. This leads to the fact that quite large herring kings can find themselves under the influence of the current in coastal water areas.

Perhaps this was the reason that in Japanese mythology, fish began to be considered a harbinger of a terrible disaster.

Myths say that the herring king rises closer to the surface of the water shortly before a powerful tsunami.

Such stories were “confirmed” by the events that took place in 2011. Then Japan faced the worst tragedy – an incredibly powerful earthquake triggered a powerful tsunami.

A natural disaster caused the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant. Journalists note that, in fact, for two years before the tragedy, a huge number of herring kings were found near the shore.

Scientists do not want to believe the myth and believe that the herring king approaches the surface of the water only if he is feeling bad.

“For many years, they have been trying to link this type of fish with seismic phenomena, but there is no scientific evidence of this.

Most likely, the fish are in extremely poor physical condition and rise with the current of the water.

That is why most often herring kings are found dead,” says Hiroyuki Motomura, professor of ichthyology at Kagoshima University.


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