WTF is THIS?????

26 Apr

It was a gorgeous spring day in Halifax yesterday. Mrs. Cubby and I are loving the fact that we can grab the dog, jump in the car and within 30 minuutes we’re walking in the sand along a stretch of one of the most beautiful coastlines you’ll ever seen. We discovered Rainbow Haven beach back in March and have been back quite a few times.  I mean, how can you NOT love a sight like this?

The thing is, Mother Nature can be a bit of a bugger. Folks out here will remember Hurricane Earl & Juan ripping shit up in the HRM. More so Juan, but then again, those latinos can be quite feisty can’t they?

So we’re walking along the beach and all of a sudden, we see what at first glance, kinda looks like some tangled up seaweed. Upon closer inspection, this “seaweed” as the locals call it, was actually a FISH! One of the ugliest fish I’ve ever seen and I’ve lived near the Ottawa river, where a majority of fish look like this:

I grabbed a piece of wood, flipped the bugger over and got a good look at him:

I know, shitty picture, but as a grown man who ISN’T a fisherman, I don’t own rubber boots, so DC skate shoes may not have been the best footwear choice for going all Steve Zissou on the beach. But WTF is this??? So far, people on twitter seem to think it’s either a Rock Bass or a Sculpin. I think it’s a demon myself.



4 Responses to “WTF is THIS?????”

  1. andy April 26, 2011 at 4:57 AM #

    that fish is a balloon scalpon it will blow up like a balloon when out of water for a while,and then deflate itself

    • Richard May 12, 2011 at 10:25 AM #

      It’s actually called a Sea Raven. I see them all the time on my scuba dives.

  2. Shells April 26, 2011 at 5:13 AM #

    It’s a rock fish dude

    • Leslieann Lafosse April 29, 2011 at 5:40 PM #

      looks more like the guts, i cant seem to enlarge it for a better look…but yeah like they said a sculpin will blow all up and as well it has spiny things on it..we used to catch them off the wharf just to watch them puff up…ugliest things, they are, also it seems to me their bellies were yellow, i dont know its been awhile since i saw one

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