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Ocean Sunfish

I have loved ocean sunfish (mola mola), ever since I saw a programme on Monterey Bay Aquarium . When we went, it was my quest to see one. After looking in the big tank, I couldn't see any. We asked one of the education people and they told us that there were none on show, but that she knew someone who would take us to see them behind the scenes. This is a picture of the two ocean sunfish behind the scenes at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Ocean Sunfish
Writhedhornbill, 1 Aug 2007
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    • Writhedhornbill
      I have loved ocean sunfish (mola mola), ever since I saw a programme on Monterey Bay Aquarium . When we went, it was my quest to see one. After looking in the big tank, I couldn't see any. We asked one of the education people and they told us that there were none on show, but that she knew someone who would take us to see them behind the scenes. This is a picture of the two ocean sunfish behind the scenes at Monterey Bay Aquarium.
    • ^Chris^
      Seen one in the wild - beat that ;-).
      Nice picture.
    • Writhedhornbill
      Got really close to a wild Ibex!!! Beat that ;-)
    • PAT
      I thought ocean sunfish couldn't bear to be kept in close contact like tanks and often killed themselves.
    • EvilKittie
      why are they offshow??
    • snowleopard
      The photo was taken 2 years ago, and the ocean sunfish have been in the one millon gallon "Outer Bay" tank for quite some time now.
    • EvilKittie
      ohh, so guessing quarantine or something??
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