Better Days: Dead blenny

Better Days-Dead Blenny

Exploring tide pools one day, I found this unfortunate floating blenny. It was quite large, for a blenny, and in a small pool. The weather had been calm for a few days, without much ocean swell. I think the fish was trapped in the pool and, without fresh seawater reaching it, the pool had become stale and oxygen starved.

The macabre essence of the scene contrasted with its painterly quality, enhanced by the blenny’s coloration and the delicate creamy shells in the pool.

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4 thoughts on “Better Days: Dead blenny

    • It’s the first time I’ve noticed them, and I don’t know what they are either. I’ve been meaning to go back to the spot, but I haven’t been able to at a suitable low tide.

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