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VIDEO: Ocean Alien or Actual Fish in Dana Point?

Laguna Niguel has had some weird sightings this past year, but check this fish called a "Mola" out from Capt. Dave Anderson down in Dana Point.

This just in from the crew at Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point.

The crew reports this alien-looking creature is actually an Ocean Sunfish (or Mola mola). Mola mola's are the largest bony fish in the world and can weigh up to 5,000 pounds, Capt. Dave says.

Click here to see the video.

Whale watching passengers aboard Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari had an amazing encounter with this large sunfish estimated to be about 5 feet off Dana Point, Sunday morning, the crew said.

"This strange and unique animal 'mugged' our catamaran on Sunday and wowed passengers inside our Eye to Eye Underwater Viewing Pods," Capt. Dave reported.

Maybe the fish was looking for Laguna Niguel?

Debbie L. Sklar November 30, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Am amazed there are no comments on this story!
randy November 30, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Interesting. What do you think of that one? Your title is catchy one - confirming its not an alien, just a weird look. Am I correct?
Celine Hayek November 30, 2012 at 04:56 AM
I love sunfish!!! I saw a group of them swimming together close to the surface of the water! One jumped out from the water for a split second and made a huge splash!


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