A sailor from Port Jefferson, named Gregory Haegele, wrote this evening to tell me he and his family encountered an ocean sunfish, one of the rarest and biggest fish in Long Island Sound, off Greenwich today. Check this out to see just how rare they are.
Ocean sunfish can grow to be 10 or 11 feet long, and they seem to It seems to move in to the Sound in late summer and fall, judging from the few occurrences I've heard of.
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"This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound," which came out in 2002. I wrote about the environment and other issues during almost two decades as a newspaper reporter.
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