Out of place sunfish (via Daisy)

Monday 10th June 2024

Out of place sunfish (via Daisy)
A huge, flat and round fish washed ashore far from temperate waters in the southern hemisphere where it was thought only to live.

The 7.3-foot hoodwinker sunfish turned up on Gearhart Beach on Oregon’s northern coast on Monday, according to the Seaside Aquarium.

‘Initially this large, strange looking fish was creating quite a stir on social media and though it was stormy folks were flocking to the beach to see this unusual fish,’ stated the aquarium on Facebook on Thursday.

Rare 7-foot round and flat fish washes ashore in unexpected place


Jonathan Downes
Cryptozoologist, naturalist, musician, singer, composer, poet, novelist and Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1992. Jon was born in Portsmouth in 1959 and spent his infancy in Nigeria and his childhood in Hong Kong. His wife Corinna died of cancer in 2020, leaving him with two stepdaughters and a six year old granddaughter called Evelyn.