Huge Sunfish washed up on UK Norfolk Shore

Since November dead individuals have been found on the beaches at Old Hunstanton, Overstrand and in Lincolnshire at Skegness and Sandilands.

The giant marine creatures, the heaviest known bony fish in the world, usually lived in deep tropical waters and fed on jellyfish, according to Andy Horton, spokesman for the British Marine Life Study Society.

But they followed the jellyfish as they floated towards British waters and were often washed up on the Cornish coast, according to Mr Horton.