Monday, October 21, 2019
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A fish normally found in tropical waters was spotted off the north coast of Skye.

The ocean sunfish was recorded on Friday by the crew of a fishing boat off the north coast of Skye. 

Sunfish, which drift with ocean currents, were once rarely seen in Scotland, but boat operators have reported more sightings in recent years, with August being the peak month.

They live on a diet of mostly jellyfish and swim at depths of up to nearly 2,000ft. The sunfish is the heaviest bony fish in the world, with an average weight of 2,200lbs.

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