A Sunday snorkeler off the Southern California coast discovered the body of a modern sea monster, the silvery carcass of an 18-foot-long oarfish.

Jasmine Santana, an instructor at the Catalina Island Marine Institute, said she spotted something shimmering in the 30-foot-deep water near Catalina Island, about two dozen miles from land.

Santana needed 15 helpers to tote the creature to shore.

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