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Flounder discovered by Tclenche (#10273)

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Sighting Info

Observed: July 9, 2018 @ 12:45 PM
Posted on: July 10, 2018 @ 7:37 PM (diff: 1 days)
Comments:
A lot of Flounder in our marina, searching for caplin eggs and hatchlings to feed upon.

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By Mardon on 7/11/2018 8:29:28 AM

Did this flat fish try to camouflage itself by somehow getting those rocks on top of itself?  Is that intentional or an accident  I wonder?

By Tclenche on 7/11/2018 11:21:16 AM

Flounder do this on purpose to Camouflage themselves all the time. When I used to SCUBA dive many years ago, this was very normal to see. Sometimes the Flounder is completely covered, except for the eyes. It might also be used to hide in wait for food to pass by. Whatever the reason, it works!

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