The “moonfish” or Mola Mola is a strange animal that can reach 3 meters in length and weigh up to a ton. As they drift with warm water currents and there are so few specimens, the encounter between males and females is truly rare. That’s why when it happens, it shouldn’t be missed, and the female lays 900,000 eggs. The large quantity of eggs produced in a single spawning indicates that their size cannot be large, which is why they are only half a millimeter wide. This represents a zoological peculiarity, as the hatchling, upon birth, is 60 million times smaller than its mother. This is an astonishing figure, especially when considering that a human being is only 20 times smaller than its parents.
Despite being a very large animal, its mouth is small, which is why it feeds on small crustaceans, jellyfish, and plankton. Due to its large size and thick, rough skin, it has no natural predators. This causes it to lazily wander through the seas without reacting or even fleeing when attacked. Ichthyologists attribute this lack of reaction to the fact that an animal weighing 200 kg has a brain that weighs only 4 grams. Therefore, it is normal for it to frequently mistake an accidentally discarded nylon bag in the sea for a jellyfish, eat it, and choke to death.
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