4178 Our naturalist pointed out a couple of giant ocean sunfish. These are no little sunfish caught with a worm on a safety pin. These were huge disk-like fish, twelve to fifteen feet across. Wikipedia says they are the largest bony fish in the world, and their average adult weight is 2,200 pounds. They swim leaning over, similar to a flounder, near the surface, and wave their pectoral fin in the air, which is how the naturalist finds them. This one's mouth and eye can be seen on the left. - RobScharpfPhotography
Here are additional photos that I took on Jodi’s and my motor home (moho) trip to the Northeast this past summer. To continue from some months ago, on September 20, 2013, Jodi and I went on a whale-watching trip out of Barnestable on Cape Cod. The boat was a jet-type of pontoon boat capable of holding more than 100 passengers. Because it was after the start of the new school year our boat carried only half that number. It departed Barnstable and sped (about 33 mph) up Cape Cod Bay to the Stellwagen Bank, a shallow plateau in the ocean just north of the tip of Cape Cod.