Here’s a new name to add to the list of monsters lurking in the ocean: sunfish!
Sure, it sounds all cute and wonderful, but just take a look at how big this animal is:
Yep, the sunfish can weight up to 5,000 pounds and grow to over nine-feet long.
These photos were taken by a group of divers whose relaxing swim in the sea was interrupted when one of the species decided to say “hello.”
Thankfully, this particular sunfish seemed to enjoy playing with the human visitors, and there’s a good reason for that: humans are not part of their diet.
But science hasn’t stopped Hollywood for churning out films designed to make us tremble with fear, so I guess it won’t be too long before we see the sunfish cast as the monster in some B-movie.
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