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Super weird BIG fish found. Who knows what it is? #400886
02/23/11 03:51 PM
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this fish washed up by Rojo up north at a friend of mines house. It was wading around for a while then they finally got ahold of it. its tail was gone? and was half dead.

what is it?

edible? smile

AC

Re: Super weird BIG fish found. Who knows what it is? [Re: A C] #400888
02/23/11 04:05 PM
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It appears to be a juvenile ocean sunfish. They get much much bigger than that in the deep ocean. Wikipedia

Last edited by KC Jayhawk; 02/23/11 04:06 PM.

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Re: Super weird BIG fish found. Who knows what it is? [Re: A C] #400889
02/23/11 04:08 PM
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Yes, that was I was told - it is a sunfish.

Re: Super weird BIG fish found. Who knows what it is? [Re: A C] #400890
02/23/11 04:13 PM
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Those are open ocean fish that can grow to 10' across. Very Cool!

Re: Super weird BIG fish found. Who knows what it is? [Re: A C] #400891
02/23/11 04:33 PM
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Sun Fish
I saw one at Hol Chan that was adult, about 10 feet across, correct. They look like a fish with out a head or a head with out a body but definitely weird.
A very peaceful docile guy
Ac what isn't edible?

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Re: Super weird BIG fish found. Who knows what it is? [Re: elbert] #400910
02/23/11 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by elbert
Sun Fish
I saw one at Hol Chan that was adult, about 10 feet across, correct. They look like a fish with out a head or a head with out a body but definitely weird.
A very peaceful docile guy
Ac what isn't edible?


they let it go frown I woulda grilled it. and then looked it up later!

AC

thats a joke for all you fish huggers smile

Re: Super weird BIG fish found. Who knows what it is? [Re: A C] #400911
02/23/11 06:47 PM
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Yes, I've seen many of them, it is a Sun Fish. When you see them at sea all you see at first is a large fin sticking up above the water. They can get huge and you can approach them very closely. I believe that they feed on jelly fish.


Jim
Formerly from somewhere on a beach in Belize
Re: Super weird BIG fish found. Who knows what it is? [Re: ragman] #400920
02/23/11 07:37 PM
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Also called Mola Mola. Damn shame that one's dead, considering how rare they are.

Are your friends sure that it was dying while it was lolling around? After all, a docile fish like that, might just have been trying to figure out how to get back to the deep water.

Sigh.

Last edited by seashell; 02/23/11 07:39 PM.

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Re: Super weird BIG fish found. Who knows what it is? [Re: seashell] #400922
02/23/11 07:55 PM
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AC, just re-read your original post. I'm a bit confused. You said it was half-dead, but you also said they let it go? Do you mean, that it looked like it was half dead, your guys got hold of it, but then let it go? Maybe it is still alive, if not too badly mauled? Hoping for a happy ending.


A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Super weird BIG fish found. Who knows what it is? [Re: A C] #400942
02/24/11 12:41 AM
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Glad to hear this is a sunfish. I am the person who took the above picture. The fish came so close to shore, and acted very strange for what I consider a normal fish. Now that all of you were nice enough to inform us of what it is, and now know that it was normal behavior (to swim on it's side, and not have a tail) I am happy to tell you that I am positive it is still alive swimming around. We let it go in case it was trying to get back out to the deep. It took its good old time, but eventually I lost track of it. It was so strange looking that we thought it was butchered up, and acting so strange that we thought it was injured. Happy ending!

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