Sunfish science on Radio NZ

Thanks to Radio NZ for featuring our sharp-tail sunfish on Our Changing World

It’s great to hear the specimen talked about so enthusiastically and knowledgeably. We’re looking forward to bringing you more news on the sunfish specimen once we have the results back from our laboratory and veterinary tests.

Check www.blog.tepapa.govt.nz/category/sunfish to find out more about our exciting and rare sunfish.

Sunfish science. Photographer: Ruth Hendry © Te Papa

Sunfish science. Photographer: Ruth Hendry © Te Papa

2 Responses

  1. adele

    would feed the 5000 on mass! is the one at Wanganui similar breed please?

    Reply
    • tepapamuseum

      It’s a pretty big specimen! (230kg, to be exact.) I think the species at Wanganui Museum is a common or ocean sunfish, Mola mola. The one here at Te Papa is the rarer sharp-tail sunfish, Masterus lanceolutus.

      Check out our other sunfish blogs to find out more about it!

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