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Watch Rare Huge Hoodwinker Sunfish Washes Up On California Beach News Video

Watch Rare Huge Hoodwinker Sunfish Washes Up On California Beach News Video

I mean… There’s ‘getting lost’ and then there’s REALLY getting lost.

“A fish so mysterious that scientists named it the “hoodwinker” because it had eluded them for decades has washed ashore in California, thousands of miles from its home in the Southern Hemisphere.

“And this isn’t just any fish. At 7 feet (2.1 meters) long, this particular hoodwinker sunfish is larger than a four-person hot tub. The species is also the heaviest bony fish in the world.

“So, researchers were surprised when they found a dead hoodwinker on Sands Beach in Santa Barbara County on Feb. 19, so far away from the fish’s native swimming grounds in southeastern Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and perhaps Chile.”

Read more at Live Science

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