Saturday, March 6, 2010
Is Japan next in line for a massive earthquake??
"Japan is bracing itself after dozens of rare giant oarfish - traditionally the harbinger of a powerful earthquake - have been washed ashore or caught in fishermen's nets"
"The giant oarfish can grow up to five metres in length and is usually to be found at depths of 1,000 metres and very rarely above 200 metres from the surface".
I deduce that there IS scientific reasoning that the oarfish washing ashore indicate an impending earthquake.
Since they inhabit the deeper zone of the ocean and are "very rarely above 200 metres from the surface" any increasing vibrations from frequent deep ocean tremors may be sending them closer to the surface.
Evidently, the temperature and light in the more shallow zone (closer to the surface) is not conducive to their survival and they die, thus washing ashore.