Image: A Southern Ocean Sunfish on the surface

A Southern Ocean Sunfish on the surface

A Southern Ocean Sunfish off Port Augusta, upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia, August 2003.

Photographer:
B. & J. Carter
Rights:
© B. & J. Carter

Notes

The photographers captured this image from their kayaks. The fish was slapping the water with its dorsal fin and made no attempt to swim away. It may have been moribund, because a dead sunfish was found washed up on a nearby beach about two weeks after this photo was taken.

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