Courtesy of Jeremy Everly / WGME

Courtesy of Jeremy Everly / WGME

That significant blob you see when boating in Maine could be a shark, but it could also be a sunfish, a prehistoric-hunting fish that is displaying up a lot a lot more this summer time on the Maine coast than in years previous.

The fish can develop to 11 feet wide and weigh about two-and-a-half tons.

“There has been a lot a lot more of them this year,” stated Allen Church, a Gouldsboro lobsterman. “We see them daily fairly substantially now.”

They are also weird hunting.

“It appears just like a fish head, you know,” stated Sullivan lobsterman Mile Sargent. “They are truly weird hunting.”

Sargent stated he saw 30 sunfish in 1 day earlier this summer time. He stated he normally only sees 4 or 5 a year.

A professor at the University of Maine’s College of Marine Sciences says adjustments in the gulf stream might be delivering a lot more of the fish to the location.

“There is no query that there is a lot a lot more of them,” stated Robert Steneck, a professor at the University of Maine’s College of Marine Sciences. “Since sunfish, by in big, are surface dwellers, it is completely attainable that they could be coming in at larger numbers just just mainly because of becoming delivered to Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine at larger numbers.”

 

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