Friday Harbor Labs Lab 8
About 12" long. Returned to the sea.
Caught a little flounder at the Waimakariri Mouth (North side) this morning. Was released successfully to live another day! Around 45 minutes before low tide
My dog found it on the sand at low tide. Took it to the water and got it going.
A flatfish is a member of the order (Pleuronectiformes) of ray-finned demersal fishes, also called the Heterosomata, sometimes classified as a suborder of Perciformes. In many species, both eyes lie on one side of the head, one or the other migrating through and around the head during development. Some species face their left sides upward, some face their right sides upward, and others face either side upward.