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Synonyms for sunfish

the lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae

small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies

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A sabine's gull, a visitor from America, was seen from Kilcumin Head and landed on the sea next to a sun fish from which it began to pick lice.
ey live in waters of 16C but the waters in the North Sea o Norfolk are around 8C and too cold for the Sun fish.
You might spot sun fish and basking sharks as you cross from St David's beyond Grassholm Island into the Irish Sea.
Hammerhead and thresher sharks also make regular appearances between May and July, and even sun fish can be occasionally spotted in early summer.
For instance, a tropical sun fish floated by (they mainly drift in the warm currents feeding on plankton), while I caught gurnard, colourful cuckoo wrasse and saw other species I didn't know existed.
Evolution had experienced an incident ridden first two days which, incredibly, included three boat-stopping collisions with sun fish.
It's a lot more interesting than that might sound, with displays that include a one-eyed calf and a sun fish - quite probably the biggest and ugliest fish you have seen for a very long time.
There have been more frequent sightings of species such as hammerhead sharks, triggerfish and sun fish and an increase in catches of rarer southern fish such as red mullet, black bream and cuttlefish in Isle of Man waters.
We only had one large fish encounter when we woke up a huge sun fish basking on the surface," Whiddon recalled.