From the BBC – An Oddball Ocean

Hi All,

I’ve always thought that the BBC website is a great resource for photo’s of the wierd and wonderful from news stories around the world. Of particular interest (to me anyway) are the “In Pictures” series.

This weeks images are based on the Ocean Sunfish. The Beebs article can be found here

(image © Brandon Cole / NPL)

Here is a brief overview of this bizarre species, from wikipedia

The ocean sunfish, Mola mola, or common mola, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the globe. It resembles a fish head with a tail, and its main body is flattened laterally. Sunfish can be as tall as they are long when their dorsal and ventral fins are extended.




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