20.10.13

(OLD) Da-da Advisory: "Lord of the Deep" Sighting(s) UPDATED



Japanese lore refers to oarfish as the, "lords of the deep." Their appearance is rather ominous, and is typically associated with catastrophes/earth changes. These animals live at great depth and are very sensitive to their surroundings, typically dying off and showing up on the surface due to deep water disturbances, seismic activity, or somesuch undersea hoopla. The last oarfish carcasses to appear were off the coast of Japan, pre-earthquake/-tsunami, about 18 months prior.

The one above washed up onshore near Catalina in Southern California on October 16, 2013.

Be sure to update your earthquake kits, SoCal/NorCal.

UPDATE (10/20/13): Another oarfish washed up in SoCal this same week, in Oceanside. Here's hoping: 1. These fish are being carried in by a weird climate-change current, or; 2. The quake turns out to be a sub-7. Of course, like much of Tokyo and Japan, California is rife with state-of-the-art earthquake technology, and has been retrofitting like crazy in the last ten years or so.

UPDATE INFINITY: Oh. This timeline bugaboo has passed. (OR HAS IT?) It may no longer be relevent. If you're reading this and anticipating some incipient doom and gloom... there may not be any. That catastrophic timeline has been retired. The only remaining gloom and doom is in your head, so get rid of it. You can do it. We're all counting on you.

In the meantime, Da-da's new book is available on Amazon.


7 comments:

alanborky said...

Is it me Da-da or were sightings of this critter extremely rare until relatively recently but all a sudden they're ten bob a barrel load...EVERYWHERE!

alanborky said...

Eau no!

A Man Called Da-da said...

Da-da's pretty sure this is the first one since the Japanese sightings. Let's hope it's a statistical outlier.

Anonymous said...

December 2, 2010 one washed up on shore in Malibu. http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/gallery?id=7822143&photo=1

A Man Called Da-da said...

They're strange and beautiful creatures. Here's rare footage of a living specimen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OElhdbaHMk

Anonymous said...

I think it's entirely possible this is due to the radiation from Fukushima. After all, much of the debris eventually winds up at the bottom.

A Man Called Da-da said...

Could be. The media is turning a blind eye to the story, but the Pacific is 6x-10x more radioactive than normal. When that news really hits, the fish market and CA coastal real estate market may collapse. Hope Fukushima has deep pockets...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...