amp;nbsp;The German name for the ocean sunfish
is "schwimmender kopf, "which literally means "swimming head.
Release of this ocean sunfish
by fishermen is a good omen and will helpful protection of other species and marine biodiversity in the future.
The Ocean Sunfish
, reportedly weighing about half a tonne, was reeled in after a four-hour struggle by Eisa Saif Darwish, a fisherman from the Sha'am area, on Sunday.
This week, Vanessa the ocean sunfish
was welcomed at the National Sealife Centre in Brindleyplace, where she will spend the winter in the ocean display, becoming the first live sunfish ever to be displayed in Britain, according to the curator, Mr Graham Burrows.
Species that were previously known from more southern climes have appeared in Alaska including Pacific white-sided dolphins, albacore and yellow-fin tuna, and ocean sunfish
, and herring spawned earlier than ever before.
And a school of pelagic stingrays was removed after the animals were discovered nibbling on the fins of the ocean sunfish
This guy had jumped in the water and tied a rope around a 500-pound-plus Mola mola, popularly known as the ocean sunfish
The ocean sunfish
(mola mola), normally found from British Columbia to South America, is another regular.
We were hoping to come across an ocean sunfish
, known as a mola mola--or mola, for short," Richard explains.
With more water than all current aquarium exhibits combined, the Outer Bay will be home to blue and soupfin sharks, ocean sunfish
that can be 10 feet tall and weigh 3,000 pounds, green sea turtles, barracuda, pelagic stingrays and schools of tuna and other open-ocean fishes.