Gopher rockfish, Sebastes carnatus
Encrusting hydrocoral (Stylantheca porphyra), wolf eel (Anarrhichthys
ocellatus) and gopher rockfish (Sebastes carnatus).
"Middle Farallon", Farallon Islands, California
February 4, 2007
A gopher rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) followed me around with the
expectation that I'd stir up something good to eat. This common fish behahvior
always gives me pause. One wonders if the fish would follow any large animal or
if one has given it reason to beleive one will be crashing in to things. A sure
way to stop such an unwanted shadow is to point a camera at it. This fish was
quick to dart into some California hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus).
"Local's Ledge", Carmel Bay, California
September 30, 2006
Fish-eating anemone (Urticina piscivora) and gopher rockfish (Sebastes
carnatus) under California hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus.
"Forgotten Pinnacle", Carmel Bay, California
December 15, 2004
Gohper (Sebastes carnatus) and China (Sebastes nebulosus) rockfish
resting in a colorful crevice.
"Little Sur Pinnacle", Big Sur, California
June 25, 2005