A few days ago [in Barcelona] we went to the biggest aquarium in Europe. My favorite thing was the fish tunnel we were surrounded in sharks and huge fish’s and small stingrays each of a different type. We also saw a fish me and Daniel had read about in a magazine it is called the ocean sunfish and looks like a shield. Here is a paragraph from the mag about it:

The ocean sunfish is the heaviest bony fish in the world, weighing up to 5,000 pounds. They can grow up to 10 feet long and 14 feet tall, from one fin tip to the other. The scientific name of this fish is easy to remember: mola mola. They can increase in weight by over 6 billion percent from babyhood to adulthood, living mainly on jellyfish. The moon jellyfish is the mola’s favorite food. Sunfish have an interesting habit of sun-bathing, which is where they get their name. They lay out flat at the surface of the ocean, to soak in the sunshine. They do this after diving down to 2,000 feet underwater, where the temperature is almost freezing. Divers have been able to approach molas and give them a friendly back scratch.

They looked like they were spray painted sliver. It was amazing. We also saw penguin’s.


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