Posted by Brad on October 22, 2002 at 05:12:46:
In Reply to: Re: Mola on the swimstep! posted by Max Bottomtime on October 21, 2002 at 15:38:51:
Sounds appropriate enough to me. If someone has no idea what the specie is, they have no business killing it-period.
Mola are one of the most curious and docile fish in the sea. As you know, they will approach your boat just to have a look...
They are also a fish that usually has visible tan lines!
They allow sea gulls to land on them, groom them and walk around a bit.
They use jet propulsion when they need to move out fast.
They are one of a handful of creatures that can attain a weight of over a thousand pounds, but have never harmed a human.
Maybe someday we will advance to the point where some species such as the Torpedo Ray, Mola, Swell shark and others are simply not-for-take species. Or at least have people take a test before getting that license to kill.
Protect that which you value!
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