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12/03/2010 03:20 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Serpent-Like 'Oarfish' Washes Ashore In Malibu

MALIBU ( KTLA) -- A 12-foot long oarfish washed ashore in Malibu this week and researchers at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum say they're looking forward to studying it.

A runner reportedly spotted the serpentine fish floundering in the waters off Malibu on Sunday. Shortly after, the fish died and washed ashore.

7-year-old Emmet Wasserman was in Malibu that day and took pictures of the fish.

He says he knew exactly what it was because he learned all about oarfish in school.

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