Long dorsal and anal fins are the mola's principal source of locomotion -- they are flapped from side to side.
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean. San Diego, California, USA
Stock Photo: 03325 -?-
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Lat/Long: 32° 36' 39.93"N, 117° 58' 0.56"W (Coordinates: 32.61109°, -117.96682°)
Format: Film 3:2
Other Names: sunfish, moonfish, mondfisch, manbow, pez luna, pesce luna
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