Countless other shape-shifting sun fish often drifted continuously into the coastal areas of the North Sea in recent days.
British people saw the corpses of sunfish (Mola mola) on the coasts in Lincolnshire, Kent and Norfolk counties, SWNS reported.
A sunfish stuck on the coast of Norfolk County. (Photo: SWNS)
Ocean experts believe that strong winds make the ocean currents move from Scotland to the North Sea and carry sun fish. After drifting to the shore, the sun fish died slowly because they could not stand the water temperature below 12 degrees C.
Andy Horton, director of the British Marine Ecology Research Association, confirmed that sun fish rarely appear in the North Sea."They are mainly distributed in the mid-Atlantic region , " Horton said.
Letting the body float freely in the water stream is a way to move the sun's fish. (Photo: Corbis)
Sunfish body has oval or nearly round shape. They don't have a real head. Although the body is quite large, their mouths are very small. The main food of sun fish is jellyfish, small crustaceans and plankton. Adult males have an average body length of 3.5m, an average weight of 1.7 tons and a stray length of 4.5m.
Due to the short body muscles, sun fish swim weak. Most of the time they don't swim but let their bodies float along the water. Therefore, sometimes ocean currents take them from the tropics to the temperate regions. They often float to the surface to receive heat from sunlight so they are called "sun fish".