He’s resplendent. One of our oldest fish on display, this northern puffer is a total pig
Oyster toadfish showing off.
Remember the last photo of a Black Sea Bass I posted? This is the same fish! They grow up so fast 😏
Still lumping it up like a pro. He had a great summer on exhibit as a unanimous favorite of our visitors. He needs a name other than Lumpy though... Any thoughts?
New addition! Something common in the bay, a little skate.
Snowy #grouper !!! Love these guys and I haven't been able to catch one in almost five years until yesterday. They are among some of the tropical species of fish that got caught in warm water currents near the gulf of Mexico and swept up north during the summer. They can survive until it gets cold again, which won't be long now. #aquarium #capecod #tropical #fish
#tbt to catching some ridiculously #awesome #fish on leg 1 of the NOAA Bottom Trawl Survey. This flying fish wasn't actually caught in the net. Just happened to be flying at the wrong time for the wind to send it on the deck. Brought back some #wicked cool stuff from that trip. Wish I could have kept the flying fish... but they're pretty much impossible to keep in an open-top tank.
Not the best #camouflage for that spot, but those are some unusual colors for a grubby! They're also called mottled sculpin, and given their habit of hanging out on the bottom where there's a range #colorful #seaweed and #sponges to hunt on, they occasionally sport the same colors to blend in and keep out of the way of bigger #fish Come check this one out and more at #wellfleetbaywildlifesanctuary !