On Tuesday 29 August 2017, the Two Oceans Aquarium was once again super-privileged to be able to rescue an ocean sunfish (Mola mola) from the Robertson Dry Dock next to the Aquarium and to release it back into the harbour at the V&A Waterfront.
The “flying sunfish” was helped to safety by Two Oceans Aquarium Operations Manager Tinus Beukes, Aquarist II Michelle Kirshenbaum and Conservation Coordinator Talitha Noble. Thanks to the generous help of Summit Crane Hire and H&I Construction Site Agent Vincent Emmerich, we were able to airlift the sunfish out of the dry dock. 
The story began yesterday, Monday 28 August, when our CEO Michael Farquhar spotted the tell-tail fin of a sunfish poking out of the water in the dry dock. Since then Tinus and his team have been on standby, waiting for the water to be low enough to perform a successful rescue operation.
That time came at 3pm …