Internet ByCatch | Holy Mola!


The west coast is buzzing with news of an abnormal “”Warm Blob” and bizarre species are being spotted in the Pacific.  The Mola Mola, which primarily feeds on moon jellies, has been spotted along the Pacific Northwest coast this past summer.  This beast of a fish can weight up to 5000 pounds and holds the Guinness World Record for being the heaviest bony fish in the sea.  Here’s a recent Youtube video recorded earlier this month of a massive sun fish off the coast of B.C.  The clip is a bit NSFW, because of colorful Canadian language.  Click on the links below to discover more about these recent sightings.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/05/7-foot-300-pound-mola-sunfish-from-warmer-waters-washes-ashore-near-mouth/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2753755/Divers-encounter-Mola-mola-fish-record-video-island-Gozo-Malta.html

http://www.startribune.com/sports/outdoors/274109341.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/09/15/the-gulf-of-alaska-is-unusually-warm-and-weird-fish-are-showing-up/

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