Tomcod. Was found trawling in San Juan Channel. 3 dorsal fins, barbel under chin.
shiny silver scales, three dorsal fins
Found trawling off the coat of the San Juan Islands. Tomcods had very large eyes in comparison to the head of the fish. Additionally, the color of the fish was very silvery and were caught in multiple groups. This may suggest schooling behaviour for the fish as well. Also, many tomcods appeared bloated when reeled in, possibly due to rapid volume expansion of the swim bladder of the fish due to trawling the fish up.
Silver in color.
More typical green coloured Cod about 90 cms
Very red colouration. Living in red seaweed in shallow water. About 60 cm long
Unfortunately my flashlight was too strong for my poor Gopro. Still, a pouting can be seen near the lower right corner. They are one of the most abundant species in wrecks in northern Portugal.
Yesterday I found six dead Theragra chalcogramma (Walleye Pollock), and today thousands in a large school during the minus tide. All seemed about 2" or 2 1/2" long.