Idea # 179 – Diving with Mola Mola in Azorean waters
The mole, Mola mola, called also sunfish, is one of the strangest fishes which we can meet (rarely), which we find in tropical and moderate waters, everywhere around the world. They live in the wide, in depths which could reach 600 meters. Of an average mass reaching more than a ton, this animal in the prominent head, without tail, of discoïde shape, measures generally in two meters, and can reach three meters. Its skeleton contains an important part of cartilaginous tissues, lighter than real bones, which allow him to reach this big size. Consequence: its growth never stops : the more it eats, the more it grows up ! It feeds moreover mainly of jellyfishes, what brings it to raise the surface. It exposes itself then to rays of the sun, by taking place in the horizontal, and by turning on itself, the time to warm itself, or as claim it some, to digest poisons of the ingested jellyfishes. Loan for the private meeting ? Watch out, it is strange!
Where is it ?
Pico Island, Azores Archipelago, Portugal.