Marine Life
 
You never know what you may see in our local waters.  Check out some of the marine life.
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Huge thank you to Bob Semple, Andrew MacDonald, John Tapper and other local photographers - more pictures coming soon

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Common Sea Robin

Common Sea Robin (Prionotus carolinus) is like a sculpin but it has its head incased in bony plates. They have large colourful pectoral fins which when spread open look like wings. They were thought to be flying fish but they never leave the water. They use the fins to stir up the bottom to scare prey out of hiding. They are also called gurnard because they often make grunting sounds. They are not commonly seen in Nova Scotia which is at the top of their range down to South Carolina. Will Semple