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Ever seen one of these?

Discussion in 'SCUBA Discussion' started by TheRealChrisBrown, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    While in Kauai last week I was snorkeling and came across a Flying Gurnard. First time I have ever seen one, but I hung out and watched if for a while in fairly shallow water. They "walk" along the ocean floor on their pectoral fins, and I could see it stirring up sand looking for food. It was really cool, I had to do a bit of searching to figure out what it was. I was searching Google for "fish with wings in Hawaii" and things like that. This looked to be pretty similar to what I saw, although this is not my video as I wouldn't chase a fish with a stick! The one I saw had more red splotches on the body and less blue on the "wings"

    [video=youtube;NdV6gVw1Cvs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdV6gVw1Cvs[/video]
     
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  2. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    They remind me of pheasants. Very kewl
     
  3. reef dummy

    reef dummy Copepod

    Sea moths lol. Nice vid thanks
     
  4. Mermaid Gardens

    Mermaid Gardens Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    That's a pretty neat looking fish.

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