So a huge sunfish was recently found at the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia last weekend.
The sunfish although very large in size is actually harmless to man, Their teeth are fused into a small beak, which they are unable to completely close. They use it to munch on jellyfish and zooplankton as they float around the oceans.
The one found at the river in australia was already dead, According to a fish expert from the South Australian Museum, this particular species is pretty rare in South Australia.
Ralph Foster told Camron Slessor during a session at ABC that “I’ve actually had a good look at it, we get three species here and this is actually the rarest one in South Australian waters, It’s the oceanic sunfish, which in other parts of the world is common but here it’s more unusual, it’s the one known as Mola mola.”😲😄
The mola mola😂 could be found in any continent across the but they are mostly found in temperate or tropical waters, and keep their range farther out in the sea away from the coasts.
The sunfish is huge that even thoses who know about it says it still scares them whenever they see it. One researcher said tgr first time he saw one he actually thought it was a fake. This isn’t even the first sunfish news we’ve had this month, though. A different type of sunfish recently landed on a beach in Santa Barbara, California.
The sunfish’s travelling ability is incredible they have been said to swim up to 26 kilometers (16 miles) in a day with a speed of 3.2 kilometers an hour (2 mph). At that speed who knows where they would pop-up next.