Mola mola (Ocean Sunfish)

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    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). Sunfish live on a diet that consists mainly of jellyfish, but because this diet is nutritionally poor, they consume large amounts in order to develop and maintain their great bulk. Females of the species can produce more eggs than any other known vertebrate. In Monterey Bay, California on a Monterey Bay Whale Watch trip (

    1. Lisa Ouellette 76 months ago | reply

      I've never ever seen one of these anywhere other than the aquarium.

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