National Geographic : 1934 Dec
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE (E National Geographic Society Painting by Else Bostelmann. One-fiftieth Natural Size OCEAN SUNFISH SPEND THEIR YOUTH IN THE DEPTHS These slow-moving, thick-set fish (Ranzania truncata) are fully eight feet long. Although they are fairly common in the Gulf Stream, there is no record of any being caught near Bermuda. As many as 30 newly hatched young, however, each no larger than the head of a pin, have been taken in nets off that island at a depth of a quarter of a mile, where they are the prey of the Viperfish and other predatory species (lower center).