Mola mola, Unique Giant Fish in Nusa Penida Water,Threatened by Garbage

The waters of Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali have high marine biodiversity, including fish diversity.

One of the most unique fish is mola mola or we often call it the sun fish, but if abroad this fish is often called sunfish.

Because its life in a tropical country where the temperature should not be below 12 degrees Celsius this is why these fish are more common in the waters of Nusa Penida.

This mola mola has a lot of uniqueness ranging from 247 weight and 1,000 kg and 3-4 diameters.

Do not have caudal fins but have fins that rise up and down.Has a pair of large eyes, inversely proportional to the size of a very small mouth.
The body is flat laterally round and flat and is the heaviest boned fish.

This fish is jumbo and creepy but not dangerous.One of the characteristics is his hobby of looking for the sun to the surface of the water for sunbathing.

This fish will often be found in July to November with brown, gray, white or even dots.

The shell of this sunfish is about 7.5 cm thick.
Even bullets are very difficult to penetrate, this is what makes mola mola have slow movements.

Having teeth shaped like a bird's beak makes these fish only eat jellyfish, zooplankton and other small animals.

However, along with the development of the times, the sea is increasingly polluted with the amount of garbage until the mola mola eats the waste that it thinks is jellyfish.

Now, the population of mola mola can be said to be getting smaller because many people die due to human activities and fishermen who are more selfish than those of mola mola

Because of the slow movement of mola mola which makes it sometimes die due to being caught in a ship's propeller.

We as Indonesian people, especially those in Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency maintain the marine environment by not making waste into the sea so that the continuity of mola mola can be well preserved.