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Ocean sunfish


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I was surprised to learn that these things -- the largest bony fish in the world! -- live in Monterey Bay in quite large numbers, feeding on the abundant jellyfish there. They enjoy floating on their sides at the surface and can easily be seen on whale-watching tours.

They swim to the surface to have parasites to be removed by seagulls from their perctoral fins, their habitat is at 360 meters below the surface

That is fascinating, Natasha: They live under the sea, but depend on the surface world to remove their parasites.

Reminds me how interconnected everything is.

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