Spectacular video footage shows encounter with rare Mola fish

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February 13, 2017Videos
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Spectacular video footage shows encounter with rare Mola fish

Turning on the video you immediately see a marine creature approaching, looking cute and curious. A small shadow is swimming next to it, then another appears, shockingly these small shadows are actually divers!

These divers are dwarfed by the Mola Mola, also known as ocean sunfish. Mola is the world’s largest bony fish and can grow to nearly 15 feet tall, about 12 feet long, and can weigh nearly 5,000 pounds.

The Mola fish is native to temperate and tropical oceans. This rare footage was captured by divers off the coast of Portugal.

“The Sunfish seemed not to be bothered by our presence at all and followed us for 15 minutes,” said one diver. Thanks to the clear water and the fish’s slow speed we enjoy a front row seat watching this rare creature.

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