An oarfish washed up on the beach in Oceanside
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Second rare giant fish found on beach in California

22 October 2013 Last updated at 18:09 BST

A second oarfish has been found on a beach in California - which scientists say is unusual because it's so rare to spot the creatures.

This latest fish measures 4.3 metres (14ft) and it was found on a beach in Oceanside; five days earlier a 5.5 metres (18ft) oarfish was found in South Catalina.

The experts are baffled because the creatures are usually found deep in the ocean, in fact they can dive to around 5,000ft.

Tests on the first fish show that it showed no signs of disease and had been eating well.