Hairy Frogfish

The water has been getting colder by the day here. Yesterday's afternoon dive was bone-chilling, and I contemplated not going in at night...but I'm glad I did.

We found a cute little hairy frogfish (Antennarius striatus).

hairy frogfish

Incidentally, there is no "hairy" frogfish per se. It's the striated frogfish species Antennarius striatus, which happens to be hairy.

A few years ago, I had an entertaining encounter with a bigger hairy frogfish which was looking for a meal. I put together a short video of the frogfish here. The video/ audio isn't terrific quality, as I was just learning how to use the various software packages, but it's a fun story nonetheless.