Thursday, December 10, 2009
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: