Fisherman Rides Mola Mola in Viral Videothe daily dish
A fisherman dove into the ocean somewhere off the coast of Mexico and rode a giant mola mola fish like a rodeo cowboy after his friends offered him $20 to do it. Footage of "Cliff" riding the mola mola has gone viral on YouTube.
YouTuber Matt G, who uploaded the video, says that the mola mola was covered with parasites, and returned to the boat several times after the fisherman helped scrub the parasites off its body, although it isn't clear from his description whether that happened before or after Cliff's ride.
"They started as strangers but ended up as good friends," Matt G wrote of Cliff's encounter with the mola mola, noting that the animal was not harmed, but that "Cliff had some barnacle burn - ouch!"
Mola molas, aka ocean sunfish, are large, slow-moving fish that swim near the surface of the water and eat jellyfish.
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