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Grunt sculpin!

May 1, 2015

Grunt sculpin

Last Friday (24 April 2015), divers collected this little guy in a bottle and brought him back to the seawater table in the Floating lab of Pearson College. It is a grunt sculpin (Rhamphocottus richardsonii) which, in my mind, rivals the spiny lumpsucker for cuteness!

Grunt sculpin in bottle

initially the grunt sculpin spent most of its time in the brown bottle it came to us in (see above). But it is now more bold and venturing out of the bottle often and exploring the seawater table.

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