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Fish ID Friday – Flying Gurnard

22 July 2016

I came across these fish while swimming out from our apartment complex to cull some Lionfish.  At first I thought they were scorpion fish sitting on the hardpan, I almost hadn’t spotted them, but then, somewhat spooked by my presence, they opened out their fans and swam away.  One of the most impressive fish I have seen, showing the great variety of life underwater, Dactylopterus volitans, the Flying Gurnard, I will be looking out for them again!They reminded me of the Dilophosaurus from Jurassic Park (the dinosaur that spits in Nedry’s eyes)!

What’s the most bizarre fish you’ve seen on a dive?


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