Quite varied in coloration, Ocean Sunfish range from dark gray to white to silver and sometimes have an iridescent sheen. At times very evenly colored, others being heavily mottled.
Ocean Sunfish feed on jellyfish and other plankton. They can weigh up to 3000 pounds and are often found beneath drift kelp. As for predators, sea lions are commonly seen tearing their fins off leaving them unable to swim.
The Ocean Sunfish is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. A Sunfish produces millions of eggs in a single spawn.
Range: Warm and temperate seas of the world. Moves inshore off California during summer months
Species: Mola mola
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