MOLA- MOLA, THEY ARE BACK!!

We are so excited this year, seems that our big stars of the season are arriving earlier this year, hope they stay here with Us longer

Mola ramsayi, known commonly as the southern ocean sunfish, southern sunfish . Mola ramsayi has a relatively small mouth and its teeth fused into a parrot-like beak. It can reach up to 3.3 m (11 ft) in length. Their body is flat and round, with large fins that they swish back and forth to propel themselves with as they swim horizontally. Their skin has rough denticles, leathery texture, with brown and gray coloring with pale blotches until death when they turn white.[ Both mola species have no caudal bones, ribs, and pelvic fins and have fused vertebrae, leaving only their median fins to propel themselves. It can be recognized from the Mola mola by their lesser number of ossicles and lacking the vertical band of dentifrices at its base.

They consume a large amount of jellyfish, as they are in vast amounts despite their low nutritional content, but they will also eat brittle stars, small fish, plankton, algae, salps, and mollusks.

Mola ramsayi is found in the southwest Pacific, especially around Australia and New Zealand, and the southeast Pacific around Chile. Its range also extends to the southeast Atlantic near South Africa. This species is found in pelagic-oceanic temperate waters.

During the months of June and October, depending when the water temperature drops, this Amazing creature come to the Nusa Penida & Lembongan reefs to get clean. An unique opportunity to encounter this rare species.

Get your chance to dive with Mola- mola with us and see more here

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