Huge Sunfish Washes Ashore in Australia

A fisherman in Australia could not believe his eyes when he stumbled upon an enormous sunfish that had washed ashore. The jaw-dropping find was reportedly made at the mouth of the Murray River this past Saturday. According to the partner of the astounded fisherman, he and his work crew initially suspected that the giant fish was actually "a piece of shipwreck" until they got closer and realized it was a creature.

Remarkably, this particular specimen of sunfish, known scientifically as a 'Mola mola,' is only a medium-sized version of the species. In a post sharing photos of the discovery, the National Parks Department of South Australia explained that the creature is "the world’s largest bony fish and can weigh more than a car." Fortunately, while the fish's significant size may make it look intimidating, marine experts say that they pose no danger to humans, but can be hazardous to boats simply by getting in their way.

More on this story, including additional images of the mighty creature, at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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