The Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish) is truly one of the most fascinating animals of the sea. It is a pelagic creature and the most massive bony fish in the world. The Mola Mola weighs up to 5,100 lb (2,300 kg) and can reach up 11 ft (3.3 m) in length. Read more about them at OeanSunfish.org.
Swimming to Nowhere. (Via Craig.) A Briton who ran across six continents is planning to try to swim 25,000 miles across all the world's oceans and seas, in an odyssey lasting up to six years. Read more about Aquaman at the Beeb. I wonder, do you think he will look like a prune after his swim?
Would you go to see poop at a museum? (Via Yahoo News) Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show their baby daughter off in public, but eager fans were given an unusual preview with the chance to see a bronze cast depicting her first solid stool........
"A bronzed cast of baby's first poop can be a meaningful memento for the family," gallery director David Kesting said, adding that he hoped the work would attract bids of up to 25 or 30,000 dollars. Read more about the bronzed dodo at Yahoo. I'll I can say is, YIKES!
There be sharks in that thar sea. (Via SurferMag Message Board) A surfer who survived a shark attack off the Oregon coast, in Florence, Ore., said it was an event that "every surfer dreads."
Tom Larson, now recovering from eight puncture wounds, said he was riding the waves with friends on Tuesday when he spotted a fin in the water.
The shark clamped down on Larson's foot and pulled him under, but Larson grabbed his surf board and fought back, beating the shark with his board until it released his foot. "It felt like a vice, or a bear trap, even, right on my foot, and he started shaking it, and I knew it was a shark by then, so I started screaming shark as loud as I could because my friends were in the water, and I wanted them to get out," Larson recalled. "And it didn't really hurt, there was just pressure, and I mean the fear and the adrenaline was amazing because you see that fin -- I didn't see his face, but I saw that fin -- so I knew what was happening, and every surfer dreads that." Hey Bobby! (inside joke)