Dec 12, 2006

Taunting Morays

I love this photo because it really highlights the lurking power the green moray eel has. These fish can get to be over 4 1/2 feet long. That's a lot of ugly.

I know this guy (not me), who loved scuba-diving. He (not me) used to have fun taunting morays by waving my...I mean his... hands in front of them. They would recoil and open their mouths in response. Now I know that they can deliver a nasty bite. Ah, the follies of youth.

Photo courtesy: Frank Wouters


Howard said...

I volunteered for 3 years at the Denver aquarium and loved just watching these guys do their thing and thought it was day for celebration when they would come out of their homes and swim around with the rest of the fish. Very cool.

Raging Wombat said...

Funny how an eel can trigger such fond memories.

I envy your time at the Denver aquarium.

Anonymous said...

Shame on him (not you) for taunting the poor little guy...But I'm glad that he (not you) now knows that they do bite...dang hard too...(not me).