Rare sunfish found washed up on Happisburgh beach
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A rare visitor to Norfolk's seas has washed up on Happisburgh beach.
The sunfish, which usually lives in tropical and temperate waters, was found partially buried in the sand yesterday.
Judith and Chris Barton spotted the animal while walking on the beach and took this picture of it.
Their find comes a year after a monster-sized sunfish was washed up just a few miles away on Overstrand beach.
The six foot wide fish was discovered by a man walking with his family and reported to Carl Chapman, regional co-ordinator for marine conservation body the Sea Watch Foundation, who rushed to the scene to investigate the find.
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Mr and Mrs Barton reported their find to the National Marine Aquarium, which collects records of rare and unusual fish washed up on British shores.
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