Another Wild Adventure

So, I finally took the bull by the horns — or the fish by the fins, as will make sense in a minute — and posted another of my brother Scott’s remarkable life experiences, this tale describing when he was longline swordfishing off the Atlantic seaboard and encountered an unusally large school of ocean sunfish.  These Mola mola’s are one of the largest fish in the sea, outsized only by three sharks: the whale shark (number one biggest creature on the planet), its slightly smaller cousin, the basking shark, and the great white shark of Jaws fame.

And don’t be fooled by the photo here, that diver is floating right next to the Mola.  They’re really that big.  Freaky big.  The biggest on record over 5,000 pounds big.

So, who in their right mind would ever want to ride on the back of one?

Yeah, my brother Scott would.  Check out his story at the Tales of My Brother website.

Just a thought.

4 comments on “Another Wild Adventure

  1. EllieAnn says:

    that’s incredible. it’s HUGE! I’d be frightened.
    Mmm. Swordfish. Incredibly tasty. One of my favorite fish to eat.

  2. Ia Uaro says:

    Fascinating. Are they that friendly and allow you to ride on their backs?

    • I wouldn’t say they’re “friendly,” but they are extremely docile. And yes, the more I read about them the more fascinating they become. For example, the back bone of a full grown Mola is only about 1 inch long!

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