Monday, June 11, 2012

The Biggest Bone...y Fish: The Ocean Sunfish aka Mola Mola

Ocean sunfish and Tierney Thys
The Awesome Pictures are taken by Mike Johnson

A question I get asked at least 4 times a day is: "What is the largest boney fish?" The answer of course is the very cool, mysterious, and strange looking Ocean Sunfish Mola mola. This bohemoth of the deep can weigh up to 5,000 pounds (2,268kg), grow to 11ft(3.3m) in length, and have fins that span 14 ft(4.2m) across. While the Ocean Sunfish is very big indeed, there have been no reports of it eating humans, yet. The Ocean Sunfish can be found throughout the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in varying climates. It's diet consists mostly of jelly fish, crustaceans, squids,and humans(possibly).

Ocean sunfish

Ocean sunfish and Tierney Thys


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