Friday, March 5, 2010

Tubesnout Feeding Frenzy!

Yesterday, Chrissy and I noticed a lot of tubesnouts around the pier. Tubesnouts are elongated fish that use eelgrass beds. We went down to the floating dock to look more closely, and saw that there were hundreds of thousands of tubesnouts feeding on millions of larval shrimp!  The tubesnouts were swimming under the mass of shrimp and would swim up to the surface, grab a larval shrimp and swim down again. Each time the fish would come up to feed, they would break the surface creating a small ripple. It was so fascinating to watch! Check out the video!

Marine Exhibit Education Coordinator

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