Story: Oceanic fish

Stranded sunfish (2nd of 2)

Stranded sunfish

In 1984 Nola Jacobs, the wife of the Mana Island farm manager, found a sunfish washed ashore on the eastern side of the island. It was 2.33 metres long and 1.45 metres wide. These fish have a distinctive small mouth, and feed on jellyfish and salps.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1984/0303/13
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Oceanic fish - Moonfish, flying fish, sunfish and mid-water species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006