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Sunfish 'bigger than a human' caught off Spanish coast

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Sunfish 'bigger than a human' caught off Spanish coast

Spanish marine biologist Enrique Ostale could not believe his luck when he set eyes on the enormous sunfish he had been called to assess after a tuna-fishing boat noticed it tangled in its nets off the Mediterranean coast of Ceuta.

The mammoth sunfish was 3.2 metres long (10.5 feet) and 2.9 metres wide (9.5 feet), a record find for the area which, due to tides and sunfish migratory patterns, has no shortage of such encounters.

The fish was too heavy for the 1000-kilo scale, which almost broke under its weight, said Ostale.

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