sunfish news

OK so this isn’t supposed to be a large fish blog, but I couldn’t resist linking to this story which reports on the enormous warm-water sunfish which have been showing up near the coast of England. These fish are gigantic – about 11 feet long and weighing over 2 tons. But it’s not all good news:

A four-year-old boy was flattened by a sunfish in August last year, off the coast of Little Haven, Pembrokeshire, when it leapt from the sea into his dad’s boat. The boy and his brother managed to roll the creature off and back into the sea.

I would imagine that would give you quite a shock.

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