This 7-foot-long fish is only the second of its kind to ever be found by scientists on this side of the equator.
This 7-foot-long fish is only the second of its kind to ever be found by scientists on this side of the equator. Thomas Turner
This 7-foot-long fish is only the second of its kind to ever be found by scientists on this side of the equator. Thomas Turner

Monica Vaughan writes about Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo County, oil and wildlife at The Tribune. She previously covered crime and justice in the Sacramento Valley, is a graduate of the University of Oregon journalism school and is proud to be a sixth-generation Californian and public lands owner.