Strange Japanese Dragonfish Believed to Predict Earthquakes

This video is truly amazing.  Its easy to see how the sea serpent myth could grow from such a creature.  With the recent deaths of the creatures, locals believe more earthquakes are on the way

“In ancient times, Japanese people believed that fish warned on coming earthquakes. There is no scientific relationship between these sightings and an earthquake,” Hiroshi Tajihi, deputy director of the Kobe Earthquake Centre, told the Daily Telegraph.

The legend isn’t confined to Japan, but extends to other Asian countries. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan March 4, following the 8.8 magnitude earthquake last month in Chile and the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12. A 6.0 earthquake hit Turkey on Monday.

via Rare oarfish believed to herald quakes – thestar.com.

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