03
Jan
14

Tread Carefully

Walking along the shoreline the other week we encountered a fish washed up on the shingle. Long spined Scorpion Fish are not scarce but they often camouflage themselves chameleon like within their surroundings and so go unnoticed. Having several sets of spines to catch out the unwary the diagnostic one at the edge of the  gill cover helps to distinguish the Long spined from the Short Spined Scorpion Fish. Not that it would matter if you trod on one without shoes. But there again if you were walking barefoot down the beach in January perhaps you’d deserve what you get!

2013 12 28 Long Finned Scorpion Fish Salthouse Norfolk!cid_DACF3603-BCF9-47AF-A620-62F6AD0EED62

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4 Responses to “Tread Carefully”


  1. January 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Amazing! I have been taking some walks along the shoreline too. Partly the landscape has changed. I was absolutley stunned to see that shingle bank between Cley Beach and The Eastbank has moved inland.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Greetings from Cley
    Dina


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