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Two Oceans Aquarium releases ocean sunfish near Robben Island Ocean Aquarium, Ready To Go, Two By Two, Boat, Island, Dinghy, Boats, Islands, Ship

Two Oceans Aquarium releases ocean sunfish near Robben Island

On the morning of 30 January 2018, we released the Two Oceans Aquarium's resident ocean sunfish (Mola mola), which we had come to call Holy Moly, off the coa...

Loaded into the boat Aquarium aquarists Simon and Leigh keep the sunfish calm and ensure it receives enough oxygen. Ocean Aquarium, Feel Good News, Uplifting News, Good News Stories, Cape Town South Africa, Atlantic Ocean, Great Places, Holi, Around The Worlds

Ocean sunfish's journey continues in the wild – Blog – Two Oceans Aquarium | Official Tickets | Cape Town South Africa

Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Once in the medical pool, the sunfish was gently strapped into a harness to be carried to the boat. Care was taken not to damage the sunfish's protective mucus layer. Ocean Aquarium, Cape Town South Africa, Atlantic Ocean, Journey, Medical, The Incredibles, Boat, Dinghy, Medicine

Ocean sunfish's journey continues in the wild – Blog – Two Oceans Aquarium | Official Tickets | Cape Town South Africa

Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Meet the Sunfish’s Cuter, Faster, More Agile Cousin It’s a miniature version of the ocean’s derpiest fish. Pliny The Younger, Ocean Aquarium, Cape Town South Africa, Ancient Romans, Ocean Life, Marine Life, Cousins, Old Things, The Incredibles

Mola 101: Everything you need to know about ocean sunfish – Blog – Two Oceans Aquarium | Official Tickets | Cape Town South Africa

Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Ocean sunfish are the heaviest known bony fish in the world. They are also known for being covered in skin parasites. To counter this, sunfish employ a number of tactics: cleaner wrasse and other reef fish often help out, and by basking on its side at the surface, sunfish allow seabirds to feed on parasites. Sea Birds, Counter, Aquarium, Surface, Ocean, Fish, Number, Goldfish Bowl, Aquarium Fish Tank

Ocean sunfish are the heaviest known bony fish in the world. They are also known for being covered in skin parasites. To counter this, sunfish employ a number of tactics: cleaner wrasse and other reef fish often help out, and by basking on its side at the surface, sunfish allow seabirds to feed on parasites.

When you come around to visit the sunfish, take note of its beautiful mottled skin patterns. You’ll also love its beaked mouth, like a parrot’s, and the way it looks paper-thin when viewed from directly in front or behind. Parrot, Silver Rings, Ocean, Note, Patterns, Paper, Beautiful, Parrot Bird, Block Prints

When you come around to visit the sunfish, take note of its beautiful mottled skin patterns. You’ll also love its beaked mouth, like a parrot’s, and the way it looks paper-thin when viewed from directly in front or behind.

The sunfish was covered in two types of parasites, which were painstakingly removed by hand, with tweezers, before the sunfish was gently lowered into the enclosure. Aquarium, How To Remove, Ocean, Fictional Characters, Goldfish Bowl, Aquarium Fish Tank, The Ocean, Aquarius, Fantasy Characters

The sunfish was covered in two types of parasites, which were painstakingly removed by hand, with tweezers, before the sunfish was gently lowered into the enclosure.

The sunfish is being kept separate from the other inhabitants of the Predator Exhibit for the time being, so that we can feed and rehydrate it, and closely monitor its health and behaviour over the next few days. This will also give the other animals in the exhibit – ragged-tooth sharks, dusky kob, mullet and yellowbelly rockcod – a chance to get to know the newcomer. Mullets, Sharks, Predator, Exhibit, Separate, Tooth, Monitor, Ocean, Health

The sunfish is being kept separate from the other inhabitants of the Predator Exhibit for the time being, so that we can feed and rehydrate it, and closely monitor its health and behaviour over the next few days. This will also give the other animals in the exhibit – ragged-tooth sharks, dusky kob, mullet and yellowbelly rockcod – a chance to get to know the newcomer.

This sunfish had been spotted in the V&A Waterfront harbour for several days before the Aquarium team found it today – it has been a particularly busy time in the harbour, which we believe may be contributing to a degree of disorientation in the sunfish. V&a Waterfront, The V&a, Aquarium, Ocean, Nature, Goldfish Bowl, Naturaleza, Aquarium Fish Tank, The Ocean

This sunfish had been spotted in the V&A Waterfront harbour for several days before the Aquarium team found it today – it has been a particularly busy time in the harbour, which we believe may be contributing to a degree of disorientation in the sunfish.

On 21 December 2017 the Two Oceans Aquarium introduced an ocean sunfish (Mola mola) to its Predator Exhibit. Ocean Aquarium, Cape Town South Africa, Atlantic Ocean, Oceans, Predator, Exhibit, Two By Two, December, Image

Blog – Two Oceans Aquarium | Official Tickets | Cape Town South Africa

Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Thanks to the generousity of Summit Crane Hire, the sunfish soars to freedom. Cn Tower, Crane, Aquarium, Freedom, Building, Goldfish Bowl, Liberty, Political Freedom, Aquarium Fish Tank

Thanks to the generousity of Summit Crane Hire, the sunfish soars to freedom.

As gently as possible, our team secured the sunfish to a board so that it could be lifted out of the dry dock by a crane. Thanks for the photo Michelle Kirshenbaum. Ocean Aquarium, V&a Waterfront, Cape Town South Africa, The V&a, Crane, Two By Two, The Incredibles, Board, Planks

“Flying” sunfish rescue and release at the V&A Waterfront – Blog – Two Oceans Aquarium | Official Tickets | Cape Town South Africa

Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Thanks to the quick reaction of our staff, Summit Crane Hire and H&I Construction, this beautiful sunfish is back in the ocean. Crane, Aquarium, Construction, Beautiful, Goldfish Bowl, Building, Aquarium Fish Tank, Aquarius, Fish Tank

Thanks to the quick reaction of our staff, Summit Crane Hire and H&I Construction, this beautiful sunfish is back in the ocean.

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“Flying” sunfish rescue and release at the V&A Waterfront – Blog – Two Oceans Aquarium | Official Tickets | Cape Town South Africa

Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium. Ocean Aquarium, Cape Town South Africa, Oceans, Conservation, Diving, The Incredibles, Events, Education, Blog

Blog – Two Oceans Aquarium | Official Tickets | Cape Town South Africa

Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.

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Our aquarists worked quickly to rescue the animals