March 29, 2015

March 29, 2015

All the Fish in the Sea

Photograph by Jeff Hester, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Jeff Hester was drawn to make this image because, he says, “I believe this is what our oceans should look like.” But Cabo Pulmo, a marine park off Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, hasn't always been this way. “In 1995, [the] park was established by local citizens to counteract depleted reef fishes and marine life due to overfishing,” he says. “Today, the biomass is booming, and the ecosystem is returning to a healthy state. For this particular image, I wanted to show some scale ... so I had my wife, seen in the foreground, swim ahead of me.”

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10 comments
A I
A I

It has long been known that this species of Twirly Fish (the Tasty Twirly Fish) has had a method of communication that directed their synchronous and graceful movements.  Recently this language was translated, and Science was surprized by what they learned.  The fish appear to be saying:  Where is Shelley...I think she is over this way...no she's over that way,..no...really Shelley is this way."  They tend to go on and on along this vein with the occasional:  "Oh look!  Food!", and "Opps, I pee'd...hehehe...watch out for the warm spot!" While this is to some degree what was expected from a fish that is clearly not very smart; Science is left with the question...Shelley who?....Shelley WHO?!

Joan Dabulewicz
Joan Dabulewicz

What can I say!  It has all been said!  Wonderful shot!

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

Stunning photograph and Jeff Hester a true success story,indeed!  Goes to show that human kind, can reverse the earths depleted resources! 

Knt Ggriffith
Knt Ggriffith

Amazing isn't it! We must preserve this for our future generation, so they can experience this natural wonder!

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