Kayaker paddling in a picturesque bay of Melbourne remains terrified after spotting an ominous fin in the water
- Melbourne Kayaker sees mysterious fin in the bay of Port Phillip yesterday morning
- The creature is believed to be a Sunfish from the Southern Ocean, Mola Ramsayi
- This is a huge fish with a round body that can be seen on the surface of Australian waters
- Kayaker follows the fish safely around the bay until his curiosity is satisfied
A kayaker opened the door to the terrifying moment when he saw a giant fin just meters from him as he paddled off the south coast of Melbourne.
The man went to Reddit to share a photo of the fin, which he saw near the coast in Port Phillip Bay on Sunday morning.
& # 39; Shark! (Cue the jaws music) & # 39 ;, he captured the photograph of the ominous-looking fin, revealing how anxious his first reaction was.
An attack has started around the terrifying moment when he saw a giant fin while kayaking in a bay in Melbourne
& # 39; Shark! (Cue the jaws music) & # 39 ;, he wrote in a Reddit message alongside a photo of the ominous fin
The kayaker, known as & # 39; NamcheBarwa & # 39; on Reddit, then frantically paddled to the shore, left his kayak and rushed to a rock where he could safely view the creature.
Southern Ocean Sunfish
Sunfishes are the largest bony fish species in the world and weigh on average more than 900 kilograms
Despite their weight, they can jump out of the water
Their diet consists mainly of jellyfish, but they also eat small fish, fish larvae, squids and shellfish
It wasn't long before he realized that the & # 39; shark & # 39; was in fact a harmless sunfish.
The man spent the rest of his time in the bay and curiously followed the sunfish as it swam in the shallow water.
"Apparently they are quite rare to see in Port Phillip Bay, so I feel quite privileged to have had a close encounter with this visitor from the depths," he wrote.
& # 39; It is another experience to see a wild creature up close when you are in their element. & # 39;
Sunfish can be more than three meters long, four meters high and weighs no less than two and a half tons.
The creature is apparently a rare sight in Port Phillips Bay (photo) which makes the kayaker privileged & # 39; feels for the & # 39; interesting encounter & # 39;
Five species of solar fish can be found in Australian sea waters, from New South Wales to Tasmania and southwestern Australia.
The huge creatures can usually be seen close to the surface where they warm themselves up and wait for seagulls, albatrosses and other seabirds to get rid of bugs in their flesh.
After looking at the wild creature in its element for some time, the kayaker decided to call it a day.
& # 39; Curiosity satisfied, I paddled away and left Mola Ramsayi in peace, & # 39; he wrote.
Sunfish can be found in New South Wales, Tasmania and the southwest of Western Australia
The huge creatures can reach more than 3 meters in length and 4.2 meters in height (stock image)
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