What is this thing?

By: Patzatl4
6/25/2020 10:57 AM

Does anyone know what this is? The picture was taken by a drone (about 125 feet in the air) and about 300 yards offshore near Nags Head.
Could this be a SUNFISH?
It was taken on 06/25/20 at about 7:30 am



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By: PaulOinMA
6/25/2020 11:14 AM

Sure looks like one.

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By: MichiganJulia
6/25/2020 11:28 AM

Looks like a dolphin - see the smile???!!! Looks white though. Strange.

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By: judyk
6/25/2020 11:32 AM

Ocean sunfish

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By: Patzatl4
6/25/2020 11:43 AM

Thanks!

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By: Mstaszew
6/25/2020 12:08 PM

Super cool! They get HUGE. A dead one washed up in South Nags Head a few years ago and it was pretty good size. Big enough that 3 kids were all standing on it and there was enough room for a few more kids up there.

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By: Dhart
6/25/2020 9:20 PM

Ocean sunfish

judyk


Good call. These are really big guys.



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By: Pickle
6/26/2020 7:14 AM

Checkout my video of one that we saw the other day on my Facebook Page, Stolat Fishing Charters. There is also a nice video of Dolphin riding alongside yesterday. On Offshore Gulfstream Trips we also see Pilot Whales, Lots of Sharks, Sea Turtles, Whales and in the Winter, occasionally a Killer Whale (Orca).

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