|Posted on 14 August, 2015 at 14:05|
What local fish has the most noble name? Certainly not the stubby squid.. Or the blackbelly eelpout. Nope. My vote goes to the Red Irish Lord.
The Red Irish Lord is one of the most colorful fish in our BC waters. It even has the ability to change its colors to blend in with its surroundings. They can live up to 6 years and grow up to 51cm in length. They are an ambush hunter & they remain still even when annoying divers are flashing lights in their eyes. But this same behavior makes them a perfect subject for underwater photographers.
They are part of the sculpin family. They are usually found in intertidal zones in rocky areas but can be found up to 450 meters deep.