Fast Fish Facts: Ocean Sunfish

The ocean sunfish (Mola mola), native to the temperate and tropical waters of every ocean in the world, may lay 300,000,000 eggs in a single spawn (that’s a lot of eggs!). It is a large fish with an average weight of 2,200 lbs. Some specimens have attained a weight of 5,000 lbs. Their diet consists primarily of various jellyfish (similar to diet of the leatherback turtle). Although rare in the Gulf of Mexico, they are occasionally seen off the Florida Gulf coast.

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