Bluethroat Pikeblenny

Though now all of these show the namesake blue coloration in their gills, and none of them are giving the more impressive threat display that pikeblennies are somewhat famous for, these Bluethroat Pikeblennies (Chaenopsis ocellata) appeared at the Blue Heron Bridge one day and were around for about a week before they disappeared again. That was one of the benefits – and quite frankly, the intention – of diving the Bridge as much as frequently and for as long as I did. Seeing the continual shift in species and behaviors – whether it was the octopus breeding season, nudibranchs coming and going, or random visits by unexpected species – was a treat.

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  1. Jason

    October 14, 2021 at 8:12am

    I must need new glasses… I read that twice as Pickleberry

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