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Sunday, March 14, 2010

From The Logbook: Red Sea Walkman

Was far away from computers or the sea the past two days, so haven't seen anything notable from the weekend.

That makes it a good time to share a favorite dive video. It's an encounter I had last year with a Red Sea Walkman (Inimicus filamentosus) -- also called a Two-Stick Stingfish, I guess -- in the Gulf of Aqaba near Dahab, Egypt. It's one of the most mind-blowing fish I've ever seen, with adapted fins for walking, a menacing scowl, gorgeous butterfly wings for pectorals, and venomous dorsal spines. I wonder if this is what our ancestors looked like.


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