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Tierney Thys:
Swim with the giant sunfish

TED2003 · 16:41 · Filmed Feb 2003
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Tierney Thys: Swim with the giant sunfish
16:41 · Filmed February 2003 at TED2003 · Subtitles available in 21 languages

Marine biologist Tierney Thys asks us to step into the water to visit the world of the Mola mola, or giant ocean sunfish. Basking, eating jellyfish and getting massages, this behemoth offers clues to life in the open sea.

Marine biologist
Tierney Thys is a marine biologist and science educator. She studies the behavior of the Mola mola, or giant ocean sunfish — and works with other scientists to make films that share the wonders they see. Full bio
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