Mola mola – the Sun(fish) of the Sea

The ocean sunfish is the largest bony fish in the ocean. Its Latin name, Mola mola, means “millstone” (technically, it means “Millstone millstone”), and derives from the fish’s grey color and round, flat shape.    Like many marine fish, sunfish are curious creatures and well aware of the world beyond the walls of their aquarium tanks. This one actually followed my son along the glass–three times–while we were visiting. He tried to move to let other people have a chance to stand in front of the fish, but the fish wasn’t having it. My son finally stopped moving because the poor thing

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