Huge Sunfish Caught off California coast


An enormous, disk-shaped fish known as the ocean sunfish (Mola Mola), or common mola, surprised two paddle boarders earlier this month in Laguna Beach, California, per CBS Los Angeles.

As the gentle giant floated in between the paddlers, they could barely contain their excitement and took videos of the experience. In the footage, the fish is seen bobbing towards the surface with its dorsal fin periodically slicing through the water. Ocean sunfish are known to bask in the sun near the surface and can sometimes be mistaken for a shark, per National Geographic.

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