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Interesting fish (and other sea life) pictures

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dred    124

 I spend a lot of time time on the water working with fish so see lots of interesting stuff.  I'll upload pictures of some of the cool stuf(to a fish nerd at least)  I run across.

These are Atlantic midshipman larvae that we collected this summer while doing oysters square meter scuba sampling.  The adults of this species have photophores running down their lower,  so if you scare them at night they will light up.  

 

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dred    124

Larval mantis shrimp from a larval fish sample last August.  

 

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dred    124

Gulf toadfish (same family as the midshipman) pulled out of an oyster dredge

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dred    124

Larval crabs,  didn't attempt to id these guys.  Anything that touched the water in this spot was quickly covered by there little guys and they knew how to use thier little claws. 

 

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dred    124

Juvenile tripletail dipnetted under some floating debris.  These guys are often found near the surface floating on their sides looking like just another piece of debris. 

 

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dred    124

Hardhead catfish 

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They are mouthbrooders,  definitely k selection reproductive strategists as far as fish go. 

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dred    124

Sargassumfish (a species of frogfish)  dipnetted off a weed line just south Grand Isle,  LA. 

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dred    124

Juvenile Florida pompano on  top vs permit on bottom from Grand Isle 

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Juvenile permit 

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dred    124
6 hours ago, Bird Brain said:

Nice photos, and very interesting. Thanks for sharing!!

Thanks,  glad you like it.  

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dred    124

Assorted triggers and filefish.  Most of these guys were hiding in a big piece of floating bamboo.  

 

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dred    124

Bonus frigate with fish stolen from gull that stole it from our net  

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dred    124

Another frigate shot.  They aren't too shy.  All photos taken at close range with cellphone. 

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2 hours ago, dred said:

Bonus frigate with fish stolen from gull that stole it from our net  

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2 hours ago, dred said:

Double bonus more frigates near Empire,  LA 

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2 hours ago, dred said:

Another frigate shot.  They aren't too shy.  All photos taken at close range with cellphone. 

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You Gulf Coasters are spoiled with your Frigatebirds :P

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dred    124
8 hours ago, Astrobirder said:

 

 

You Gulf Coasters are spoiled with your Frigatebirds :P

I might be a little spoiled with those frigates and brown boobies at least once a week on the ride home from work. 

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dred    124

Pipefish jackpot on a rip in the Gulf of Mexico just off the mouth of the Mississippi River. 

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Scrawled filefish 

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dred    124

A couple of  freshwater fish for good measure from the pearl river floodplain -  honey island swamp 

Dollar sunfish 

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Pirate perch -  These guys are really interesting because they have a thoracic anus (butt right behind the gills) 

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dred    124

Small blacktip from a gillnet released alive and angry 

 

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