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Sunfish

The ocean sunfish, Mola mola, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight between 247 and 1,000 kg (545–2,205 lb.)! The species is native to both tropical and temperate waters around the globe, and it can frequently be seen sunbathing at the surface of the sea, which gives it its name in English. In Spanish it is called "pez luna" - moon fish, due to its round shape. It resembles a fish head with a tail, and its main body is flattened laterally. Females of the species can produce more eggs than any other known vertebrate,... up to 300,000,000 at a time!

The diet of sunfish consists mainly of jellyfish, and because jellyfish are nutritionally poor and sunfish are usually enormous, they need to consume very large amounts. They are a great natural way of keeping populations of jellyfish under control!

Sunfish can easly be seen in Mediterranean waters, especially during the warmer summer months, when they spend long periods at the sea surface. In Ireland they can be spotted in July and August. They are easy to see because their fins tend to stick out of the water. Since they are slow swimmers they tend to have many parasites on their skin; it is common to see gulls sitting on them to eat those parasites ...but sometimes they also bite the eye on that side!

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Sunfish

Experience Europe's marine wildlife

75.00

Giant SUP experience in Nazaré

Portugal Central Portugal
110.00

5-day Surf Course for Beginners in Deba

Spain Basque Country
28.00

Surf Class in El Palmar

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35.00

Self-Guided Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling Trip to Areoso Island

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
35.00

Stand Up Paddle Surf Adventure in Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife
105.00

Dive in a marine reserve in Majorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca
1800.00

Diving & Marine Adventure in Cornwall

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps
New!
20.00

Nautilus Environmental Cruise in Vigo

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas
250.00

Waddensea & Texel Island Adventure

The Netherlands
35.00

Dolphin Watching in Sesimbra

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
35.00

Inishowen Boating Experience

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen
50.00

2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour in the Algarve's Ria Formosa from Faro

Portugal Algarve
50.00

Sunset Fastnet Lighthouse Tour

Ireland County Cork
384.00

Surf & Yoga Camp in Lanzarote

Spain Canary Islands Lanzarote
115.00

Try Dive in Falmouth

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps
55.00

Blasket Island Marine Eco Tour

Ireland County Kerry Blasket Islands
175.00

Giant's Causeway Sea Kayak

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast
150.00

PADI Medes Islands Specialty Diver

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park
60.00

Formentera Coves Boat Trip & Paella Show-Cooking

Spain Balearic Islands Ibiza & Formentera
175.00

Beginner Surf Course in Sopelana

Spain Basque Country