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Unusual Tropical Fish Washes Up on Albany Beaches in Australia


“The Department of Fisheries says a strong Leeuwin Current is causing an unusual species of fish to wash up on Albany’s shores.

Dozens of oceanic sunfish have been found dead on Goode Beach and at Frenchman’s Bay.

The sunfish is native to tropical and temperate waters.

The department’s senior research scientist Dr Kim Smith says a strong current is dragging large numbers of sunfish to cooler, southern waters.

‘This time of year is associated with the Leeuwin Current flowing across the South Coast at its strongest,’ she said.”  Read more.

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