ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is waiting on test results from a large mola fish found dead on the beach today.
"On the one hand, it's a common fish offshore," said Tom Pitchford, a biologist with FWC. "On the other hand, we don't normally see them on the beach, so we really want to figure out by looking at these carcasses that've washed ashore if there's something going on with the fish."
The sharp-tailed mola was found on Vilano Beach early Monday morning. Just last week, another sunfish was found dead along St. Augustine Beach.
Some scientists believe a parasite may be to blame for that death.