And here they are, our oddball friends, SLOWLY moving toward a cup of fragrant tea in a beautiful Limoges teacup.

Molas have a very unusual body shape and are the largest non-bony fish in the ocean. They can weigh up to 5,000 and ingest their food by repeated sucking reflex (no jaws to chew).

When my sun and I were guides at the aquarium we were told that molas had a brain the size of a walnut… okay, that is striking, given the humongous size of this fish. However, aftger a necropsy was performed on a mola who died from a heart defect, the brain size was revised… down to the size of an almond. Hmm. Not the sharpest pencil in the ocean’s box, I suppose.

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Or better yet, if you are in the area, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and get to know more about some remarkable creatures and the habitats in which they live.