Florida: St. Petersburg Beach., Pinellas county, Florida, United States, Atlantic
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Lampriformes Regalecidae
There is no collection date associated with the data for this specimen. However, it is likely that it was catalogued in May 1967 due to other close-in-number record numbers. So, it was collected before May 1967 and the exact date is unknown.
For the last six months, OEC modelmaker Carolyn Thome has been hard at work creating the model of a ten-foot-long Regalecus glesne (oarfish), an ocean-dwelling creature at times mistakenly thought to be a sea monster by the rare few who see one in nature. This is one of the four life-size models that will be displayed in the National Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Hall, opening in September. Unlike the mold for the Giant Japanese spider crab model, which was made using a real crab specimen, the mold for the oarfish model was formed from a clay sculpture Thome shaped based on photographs o [...]