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What do you think he's saying?!  F040 click to enlarge

Scientific Name:  Mola mola
Status:  Unknown
Size:  It has been estimated that one Mola mola was over 3000 pounds. 
      However, the biggest Mola mola (length wise) recorded was over 11 feet tall!
Found in:  All tropical waters
Diet:  Jellyfish, small fish, and algae
Responce to Humans:  When divers get the rare chance to see a Mola mola, the
      sun fish become very curious of their visitors, not afraid. 
                                  Interestingly enough, since the Mola mola has such a
      large dorsal fin, they are often mistaken for sharks by humans.  Better
      safe than sorry, I suppose!
 
 

 

By Meag and Katrina

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