2. The German name for the ocean sunfish
is "schwimmender kopf, "which literally means "swimming head." The Polish name for sunfish is "samogAaAaAeAaAaAaAeA w," that translates to "head alone," as the body of the resembles a large fish head.
Dewar et al., "Ecology of the Ocean Sunfish
, Mola mola, in the southern California Current System," Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol.
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.
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.
Now, this formula might not work for ocean sunfish
or needlefish, but for nearly all species of fairly normal configuration it is surprisingly accurate.
In a year where sharks and dolphins have been spotted off the coasts of Wales and giant ocean sunfish
seen near Land's End, Welsh waters gained a new marine visitor - a rare yellowfin tuna.
, more commonly seen off the coasts of California, are the basking giants that have migrated to the Irish Sea this summer.
Editorial Note: The order Tetraodontoidea includes ocean sunfishes
, porcupine fishes, and fugu, which are among the most poisonous of all marine life (1).
Pufferfishes belong to a group that includes the triggerfishes, boxfishes and ocean sunfishes
. They have some of the most unusual teeth you're ever likely to see underwater.