Nov 16, 2006

Like Some People I Know

The wolf-eel (which isn't a true eel), is like some people I know. Their size and menacing appearance give them a bad rap. But if you take the time to know them, they can be quite friendly. In fact, if you were diving off the Oregon coast and could bring yourself to hold a sea cucumber (seen being eaten below), then a wolf-eel might just slither out of its hidey-hole and eat it straight from your hands. But that would involve an encounter with two oceanic uglies, which is more than doctors recommend.

Thanks for the photo, Jared. Also, thanks to Rasmus for identifying an ealier photo of one of these. They are my new favorite not-really-an-eel fish.

Photo courtesy: Chris Wilson

3 comments:

Rasmus said...

If you want to talk not-really-eels, you cannot afford to overlood the electric eel:

http://prometheus.med.utah.edu/~bwjones/C1705165967/E20060301171734/Media/Electric%20Eel.jpg

Rasmus said...

overlood = overlook

Raging Wombat said...

Now that is a good picture. More not-really-an-eel fish coming your way ...