Rare 300-lb. sunfish washes up ashore

Rare 300 LB Sunfish Washes Up Ashore
Rare 300 LB Sunfish Washes Up Ashore


The Ocean Sunfish, also known as the Mola mola, looks like a huge fish head, with a wedge of a tail. You can find them in tropical oceans around the world.

So what was this 7-footer doing on a beach in Washington State? It washed up at Cape Disappointment State Park and was found dead at low-tide by a group of kids after a campfire program.

June Mohler, who works at the park, estimates its weight at close to 300 pounds. The cause of death is unclear -- a few days later it washed back into the ocean.



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