Mola Mola

Yes, I have an exciting life today. I just spent the last half hour looking at Mola Molas on youtube. My favorite fish of all time is the Ocean Sunfish, also called Mola Mola. It looks out of this world, both because of the size, and because they look sort of like they have been cut of half way through their bodies. I think this video was filmed in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Which means I visited this very sunfish. He was super-big in real life, and it is such a humbling experience to experience something so beautiful and strange. I was locked to the glass for a good half hour while the people I was with wanted to move on. I can not recall if I have any pictures of him (the light was really low), but I am sure I have a couple of other pictures from the same aquarium which I am sure I will get around to posting some time.

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  1. Milla says:

    oh my god I just fell in love with that fish!

  2. Gitte says:

    Oh, memories! I used to live in Monterey (1998-2000) and my family and I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium frequently. I remember the Ocean Sunfish especially well – as you said it’s both beautiful and strange – a truly fascinating fish.

  3. Frida says:

    Oh, Gods, I remember going to an aquarium somewhere, think it was Denmark, as suddenly facing a glass wall and a fish like that. And it was so friggin amazing, haha. Like gazing at an alien, just passing through, minding its own business.
    (And I love how it’s called a sunfish in English, while its known as a “moonfish” in Norwegian.)

    • Sushi Bird says:

      Haha, that is true, it is called moonfish in Norwegian, I haven’t thought about that. I wonder why, if it is culture or just two different names all together.