Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mola mola

They are gigantic and a bit bizarre - I find Ocean Sunfish interesting.

The German name is Schwimmender Kopf, or swimming head - which is neat.

Faffing about reading on them I struck a claim that they are indeed all head and possess only a vestigial spine.

This was puzzling as, if true, I couldn't see how they would move to swim at all. The macabre museum piece below proves the claim wrong:

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