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Fishermen from Misamis Oriental Caught Enormous Sunfish Only Found in Deep Waters

In the village Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, a rare enormous sunfish, also known as Mola-mola, was caught by local fishers on Wednesday morning.

The sunfish was barely alive when the fishermen caught it. Unfortunately, it later died.

According to the estimation of the residents of Balingasag, the fish could be around 60 kilos.

The fish was immediately brought to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources office in the Balingasag.

Sunfish is a rare find even for the fishing village of Balingasag. It is the largest and heaviest known bony fish in the world, an adult sunfish could grow from about 247 to 1000 kilograms. Normally, this can be found in the deep sea.

Last week, two deep-sea creatures were also found in different places. In Carmen, Agusan del Norte, a giant oarfish was found. Days later, another huge oarfish was caught in Barangay Gusa, Cagayan de Oro.

The sudden appearances of these rare creatures sparked fear in the online community. According to a Japanese folklore, these fishes can sense a forthcoming earthquake. Many netizens speculated that the appearances of this creatures on shallow water is a sign of a coming natural catastrophe either an earthquake or tsunami.

In Polynesian culture, on the other hand, the death of sunfishes brings bad luck.

What do you think of these recent appearances of rare deep-sea creatures? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section!

Source: ABS-CBN
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