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Unusual high numbers of sunfish observed

Video 9:48 PM 25-08-20

Unusually high numbers of sunfush observed in southern waters of UK

During the first half of the Darwin200 UK Voyage, the young scientists and Darwin200 sailors have observed and recorded more than 60 sunfish so far! Otherwise known as the ‘common mola’ the sunfish is one of the heaviest known bony fishes in the world. Adults typically weigh between 247 and 1,000 kg. The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the world and its physical appearance resembles a fish head with a tail, with its main body is flattened laterally. Interesting to see them up close in UK waters in quite a number!

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