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Gargantuan Sunfish Dwarfs Divers In Stupefying Video

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Today in "animals that can't actually be real animals," we bring you the Mola mola, also known as the ocean sunfish. This massive one, swimming off the coast of Malta, was filmed by a group of divers who look puny in comparison.

The heaviest bony fish in the ocean, the Mola mola can weigh up to a whopping 5,000 pounds (more than a pickup truck) - a startling fact given that it mainly eats jellyfish. Obviously, they have to eat many, many jellyfish to survive.

For this and other reasons, the Mola mola is a fascinating fish - listen to this great TED Talk by Marine biologist Tierney Thys for more information about the gentle giant: