The ocean sunfish (Mola mola) is one of the heaviest bony fish in the sea. The average sunfish weighs around 1,000 kilograms, about the weight of a large car. Ocean sunfish are found throughout the temperate and tropical waters of the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. They are often found near the surface where they love to sunbathe to reheat their bodies and aid digestion. They can dive down to depths of 2,600 feet in search of prey, commonly squid, sponges, crustaceans and eel grass. The largest specimens have measured over 4 metres fin-to-fin and weigh over 2,000 kilograms.
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