28 February 2013

The Wolf Eel is not an eel


As noted in the video, it's more closely related to a blenny [photo at right].  The Wikipedia entry calls it a "superficially eel-like fish" and notes that they are curious and friendly.  So people like to eat them.

Via Nothing to do with Arbroath.  Blenny photo credit.

2 comments:

  1. I've dove with many wolf eels here in Puget Sound, they are very friendly, seeming to enjoy being scratched like dogs do, and happy to be hand-fed broken-up bits of sea urchins.

    It's a shame that they are apparently delicious.

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  2. Friendly AND delicious. Tough combo.

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