Ocean sunfish, Mola mola

Ocean sunfish, basking at surface, viewed from underwater, open ocean. San Diego, California, USA, Mola mola, natural history stock photograph, photo id 03311
Basking may be a thermoregulation behavior. It is not necessarily a sign that the mola is sick or injured as has been reported elsewhere.

Ocean sunfish, basking at surface, viewed from underwater, open ocean. San Diego, California, USA

Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 03311
Format: Film 2:3
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