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A wonderous encounter!  And these fish are often huge!



At 12:00 AM 07/11/2001 -0400, Automatic digest processor wrote:
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>Date:    Tue, 10 Jul 2001 06:45:13 -0500
>From:    Don Ward <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Mola Mola Encounter (Re: Dive Dive Dive)
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>Karla Clinch wrote:
> >As a side note, we saw a Mola Mola(ocean sunfish) the other day, on the
> >Qualman Tugs.  I was not diving, was on the boat, and jumped in with
> >m,f,s......she came right up to me, and allowed me to touch her!  IT was
> >awesome!
>
>Never had the good fortune to encounter a Mola Mola.  What a great
>experience that must have been.  I read a story a few years back in a dive
>mag about such an encounter as you describe Karla.  The snorkeler/diver (I
>can't remember which) while touching the fish noticed a worm parasite in
>the skin that he pulled out.  The fish loved it and wouldn't leave him
>alone!  Kept coming back to him and rubbing up against him.  If you ever
>get another chance Karla, you could make a friend for life.
>
>Dive safe,
>
>/Don.
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Warm regards,


Marv