Huge Alien Looking Sea Creature Washes Up On A Beach In Australia (PHOTO)

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It is a sunfish (‘Mola mola’), considered the heaviest bone fish in the world. Some species can weigh more than two tons and measure up to three meters in length.

On a popular Australian beach, at the mouth of the Kennett River on Victoria’s southwest coast, two tourists stumbled upon the body of a huge sea creature whose appearance seemed “alien” to them, according to local media reports.

One of those people, Tim Rothman, said he saw what looked like a “lump in the sand” while walking with his companion near the water. Rothman, who has been frequenting the Kennett River for years, stresses that he has never seen anything like this before.

Days before that sighting, Cath Rampton and her husband, both vets, also encountered the rare specimen. The woman assures that it is a sunfish (‘Mola mola’), considered the heaviest bone fish in the world, and shared some photos of it on her social networks.

In dialogue with the Daily Mail newspaper , Rampton said she was surprised with the finding of this fish, according to her about two meters long, because it was the first time they saw one. “I understand that [this] is not a very large specimen. I think they can double that size, ” he added.

Some species of sunfish can weigh more than two tons and measure up to three meters in length. They do not pose any type of threat to man and can be found in tropical and temperate waters of various parts of the world, including New Zealand, the southeast coast of Australia, South Africa and southern Chile. Many die and end up on the beaches after being hit by large ships or after consuming plastics they mistake for jellyfish.

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That time we found an #oceansunfish washed up on the beach! #australianmuseum #greatotwaynationalpark #greatoceanroad #abcsouthwestvic

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