One of our readers wrote:

“On Sunday (31st March 2013) my wife and I came across a stranded Slender Sunfish around 11:30 on Noordhoek Beach. It was alive and after putting it back into the surf it seemed to be fine and swam off.”

He sent the following images.

For more information about this beautiful  and rare sunfish see

http://scenicsouth.co.za//2011/02/rare-sunfish-washing-up-on-beaches/

For other strandings  of rare fish on Noordhoek beach see

http://scenicsouth.co.za//2013/01/strange-fish-washed-up-on-noordhoek-beach-oar-fish-ribbon-fish/

http://scenicsouth.co.za//2013/03/pilot-whales-beach-themselves-on-noordhoek-beach/

A live Slender Sunfish washed up on Noordhoek beach 31 March 2013

A live Slender Sunfish washed up on Noordhoek beach 31 March 2013