A few years ago, due to an El Nino warming trend in the Pacific, some of the first opah in decades were caught off the coast of Santa Cruz, and elsewhere in the Monterey Bay.

O"pah (?), n. Zool.

A large oceanic fish (Lampris quttatus), inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean. It is remarkable for its brilliant colors, which are red, green, and blue, with tints of purple and gold, covered with round silvery spots. Called also king of the herrings.

 

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