Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

phys.org | 3/21/2019 | Staff
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A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to "sink yachts" has washed up on an Australian beach.

The 1.8 metre (six feet) specimen—believed to be a Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish—came ashore near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia at the weekend.

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The enormous creature is distinct for both its size and peculiar shape featuring a flattened body and fins.

The fish can weigh up to 2.5 tons (2,200 kilogrammes), according to National Geographic.

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A photo circulating on social media showed two people on a beach standing over the giant specimen, which had died.

"The amount of news and media from all over the world wanting to report it has been on another level," Linette Grzelak, who posted the image to Facebook, told AFP.

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"Never expected this."

South Australian Museum fish collection manager Ralph Foster said the fish was actually at the smaller end of the...
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