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fantastic post Sean~!


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Posted by Brad on September 18, 2005 at 13:17:31:

In Reply to: Mola who lived to see another day, and posed for us! posted by Sean on September 17, 2005 at 20:26:46:

"Long live the Ocean Sunfish!"

that made my day!

It does my heart good to know there people like you out there, enjoying nature and sharing with others!

i've seen sea gulls walk around on sunfish, grooming them...

we once saw a huge pink sunfish, over a foot thick...

sunfish are one of the few fish in the world that actually use jet propulsion to escape predators..they eat by slurping jellyfish, salps, etc in and out of their mouths to soften them up before swallowing. Consequently they have a vey powerful muscles in their mouths. They have round gill openings rather than gill slits like most fish, that allows then to push water through them very forcefully, enough to give them thrust through the water.

They are without a doubt, THE most friendly seasonal visitor we are fortunate enough get in thses waters...



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