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September 6th 2007- Bali, Indonesia- A Mola Mola, or Sunfish levitates while hanging at a cleaning station at the Crystal Bay dive site on Nusa Penida Island in Bali. Although mola mola can be spotted year-round, there is now a ÒseasonÓ for spotting them, running from July through October. That is the dry season in the southern-hemisphere island, and the equivalent of winter, at least underwater, where the lack of rainfall leads to upswellings of cold water from the depths. Water temperatures drop from the typical 28 degrees centigrade to 20 degrees or lower, and these slow-moving giants levitate towards the surface with the chill water, keen to let cleaner fish nibble the parasites away from their skin.  Photograph by Daniel J. Groshong/Tayo Photo Group

September 6th 2007- Bali, Indonesia- A Mola Mola, or Sunfish levitates while hanging at a cleaning station at the Crystal Bay dive site on Nusa Penida Island in Bali. Although mola mola can be spotted year-round, there is now a ÒseasonÓ for spotting them, running from July through October. That is the dry season in the southern-hemisphere island, and the equivalent of winter, at least underwater, where the lack of rainfall leads to upswellings of cold water from the depths....
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