|When in danger or in doubt,|
Spin in circles, scream and shout.*
We disturbed clingfish like this one on several beaches. Eventually, when they couldn't escape, they lay still, hoping to be invisible.
|Northern clingfish, Gobiesox maeandricus. With a northern mudworm, Paranemertes peregrina.|
Right-click on the photo to see it full size. See how smooth it is? It looks almost as if it were varnished with that thick polyurethane stuff popular a few years back. These little fish are covered with slime; it's almost impossible to get a grip on one with your hand. The harder you grab, the faster they escape.
|Gunnel, captured and peaceful. I'm not a heron, after all.|
|The exposed beach is a dangerous place.|