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Brainerd Dispatch photographer, Steve Kohls took advantage of the nesting behavior of sunfish to grab some great video to share with you.

Video: Scuba diving for nesting sunfish

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Sunfish are on their nests in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area lakes allowing for divers to get up close and personal with them.


The male fans out a nest in firm-bottomed shallows, often within a colony of dozens of other nests. A single female can deposit more than 50,000 eggs. The male then guards eggs and fry.

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