Tracking ocean sunfish off southern California

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NHK film crew aboard our tracking vessel ‘Callinectes’. If you had Japanese cable TV, you could watch their special “Mola mola; its true face”.

Dr. Chris Lowe with a heavily parasitized juvenile sunfish encountered off Catalina Island.

A large specimen, tagged and ready for tracking.

We collect oceanographic data using this YSI sonde unit, in order to determine environmental preferences of the sunfish.

Two bizarre-looking researchers examine this bizarre-looking fish!
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