25 Oct, 2021 @ 18:30
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VIDEO: Watch the release of giant sunfish tangled in tuna fishing nets off Spain’s Ceuta

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A gigantic sunfish was caught up in tuna fishing nets off the coast of Ceuta, one of Spain’s enclaves in north Africa.

The fish, known as a pez luna in Spanish measured 3.2 metres long and 2.9metres wide and weighed in a whopping two tonnes.

 Enrique Ostale, a marine biologist at the University of Seville was there to study the creature.

He said he had only ever heard of sunfish this size from books but never thought he would see one so big.

After being weighed and measured, the creature released safely back into the wild.


Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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