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Jun 8

June 8, 2018

Sunfish approaches the surface in a horizontal position

Sunfish sightings in the Encounter Bay/Waitpinga Cliffs area (Updated)

Our Waitpinga correspondent, Elizabeth Steele-Collins recently reported the sighting of three sunfish (Mola) in the “Encounter Bay/Waitpinga Cliffs area” in one week. We heard that the three sightings involved “at least two different individuals (owing to size differences)”. Elizabeth has now clarified the matter as follows: – “I personally only sighted the 1 Sunfish from Waitpinga Cliffs (6th June 2018)... Read more

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Aug 9

August 9, 2014

mola mola historic sunfish image montage

Sunfish sightings in South Australia

Which marine species weighs a tonne on average and resembles a swimming pancake with handles? The Mola mola, or Ocean sunfish must be one of the strangest fishes you’ll ever see. It also happens that these piscatorial curiosities are occasionally sighted in South Australian waters and most recently in Spencer Gulf. This article was prompted by recent correspondence with Marine Life Society... Read more

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