An astonishing underwater picture has captured the moment a sealion takes a massive chunk out of an ocean sunfish. It attacked the fish, which is also known as a ‘mola mola’ around 12 miles off the coast of San Diego, California. Wildlife photographer Richard Herrmann pictured the seal ripping the flesh from the fish.
What’s the biggest bony fish in the sea? The mola mola, or ocean sunfish!
This one was spotted in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Mola molas spend time basking on their sides near the surface, with their pectoral fins flapping in the air. Have you spotted one while visiting your sanctuaries?