Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Puffer Fish Mystery

Last weekend, I went surfing at Honeymoon Bay and saw hundreds of puffer fishes washed up on shore. The other ones were floating in the ocean bobbing up and down playfully as if someone dumped a bunch of bouncy balls into the ocean. 

A girl in our surfing group accidently stepped on one, resulting in one needle severely piercing her foot and the rest prickling her. She explained that the fish had been fully bloated at the point of puncture, but it immediately deflated after.

I wonder what brought them there. All were in different states of decay; some extremely fresh, some already half eaten by flies.

1 comment:

Carly said...

Wow! Never seen a puffer fish ever before! Only in gameboy games :) Sounds fun!