Ocean sunfish, Mola mola

Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California., Mola mola, natural history stock photograph, photo id 03268
Molas are often covered with small parasites, and will approach drift kelp and other flotsam to recruit small fish (which hide in and below the kelp) to remove these parasites.

Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California.

Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Image ID: 03268
Format: Film 2:3
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