GMRI's newest addition!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by Caroline Casals

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has a new tenant... a lumpfish!

Lumpfish, or lumpsuckers, are benthic fish (they live on the bottom of the ocean) and they have a suction disk on their bellies which lets them hold on to rocks.  If you want to learn more about them, check out this link!

Our lumpfish resting in an ice bath before heading to the tank!

Ours came to us covered in sealice! Yuck! To protect the other fish in the tank and to help the little guy out, we removed the sealice before adding him to the tank.   While he spends his time checking out his new home, you can see the neat tricks that the scientists at the New England Aquairum taught their lumpfish, Blondie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j9S0vBHpUw

What do YOU think that we can learn from our lumpfish? Let us know in the comments below!



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