Mola. Mola. Mola. Wow!

Two years later, alien-like sea creature gains Internet stardom

…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 sunfish can measure 14 feet and weigh as much as 5,000 pounds. They’re found in tropical and temperate oceans. With their large bodies, truncated tails, tiny mouths, and huge eyes, they look like something not entirely whole and not of this world…

Thank you Eric for sharing this with your Dad.

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  1. Wowie!

    Be encouraged!


  2. That is impressive!


  3. Wow…seems like a gentle giant though. 🙂


  4. Sheesh, didn’t know things like this existed.


  5. This is real? Really? Wow…I’m glad there’s more than one, otherwise this big guy/gal would be very lonely. Even under the sea, I think this fish would find it tricky to attract another…


  6. Call me crazy but I think it’s kind of cute. Maybe if I were swimming with it I might feel differently.


  7. lkanigan says:

    The great mysteries of the sea.


  8. Holy smokes that’s a strange looking beast! It’s skin looks so inviting though–bet it’s like gossamer…


  9. What a weird creature, and soooo HUGE.


  10. Alex Jones says:

    Never knew these existed. Looks awesome to dive with.


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