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Lingcod, Guarding Egg Mass

Lingcod, Guarding Egg Mass

It is always the male who stays behind to guard the eggs. This small (2 feet) Lingcod will attack anything approaching the egg mass, including divers. Bainbridge Island, WA

Canon EOS 7D
1/60s f/11.0 at 17.0mm iso320 full exif

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Range View 12-Mar-2013 03:05
Teriffic shot of this egg guardian Hal. V.
Tom Munson01-Mar-2013 05:18
Terrific find and image, Hal! I understand that they can be aggressive!
Ann Pettigrew01-Mar-2013 04:06
What an interesting fish this is, Hal. Is the white the egg mass?
Hank Vander Velde01-Mar-2013 03:45
Terrific underwater image Hal.