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  • Nelle Elizabeth

    My #1 scuba bucket list animal at the moment.... Among the more bizarre-looking visitors to California waters this summer are Mola molas, or ocean sunfish, which are being seen in unusually high numbers. But it's a stunning photograph of one of these gentle giants that appears to be getting the most attention. The image, captured off San Diego by Daniel Botelho, became an instant hit after being posted last week on his Facebook page.

  • Elizabeth Hamilton

    The ocean sunfish or Mola mola is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. This two-ton fish is one of the largest and most bizarre animals found in the sea. It measures up to 10-feet long and 14-feet high form fin to fin. It can also weigh up to 5,000 pounds. Mola mola has a flat body and has two large fins on each side.  These fish are found in almost every ocean in the world, but they prefer warm, tropical waters.

  • Roni Booth

    This is a MolaMola. An ocean sunfish. So cool!!

  • Terry Hess

    Huge ocean sunfish (Mola mola) off the coast of San Diego. They are the largest of the bony fish & often are mistaken for sharks due to their dorsal fins. They feed on jellyfish & plankton & are curious about humans, as seen in the photo. One threat to molas is drift nets, which they often get caught in, and garbage such as PLASTIC BAGS that they mistake for jellyfish, their favorite food. Ocean Sunfish has an avg adult wt. 2,200 lbs. / Photo: Daniel Botelho

  • Suzanne Jane

    Two years later, alien-like sea creature gains Internet stardomBy: Pete Thomas, GrindTV.com Among the more bizarre-looking visitors to California waters this summer are Mola molas, or ocean sunfish, which are being seen in unusually high numbers. But it's a stunning photograph of one of these gentle giants that appears to be getting the most attention. The image, captured off San Diego by Daniel Botelho, became an instant hit after being posted last week on his Facebook page. "It got 1,000 '

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