Spot The Little Fishy

Shanny Lipophrys pholis

I believe these are Shanny (Lipophrys pholis), also called Blenny. As the tide pulled out it left these crystal clear pools of water and in them they teemed with these young fish which moved nimbly through the shallow water. They are so well adapted to their environment you would hardly notice them until they moved.

Shanny Lipophrys pholis

Shanny Lipophrys pholis

Shanny Lipophrys pholis

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Shanklin Beach, Isle of White, England, August 2018 Β© Pete Hillman.

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  1. I did spot the little fishy, but only because I looked for a little fishy, and had to zoom in. How on earth did you spot them to get your photos? They look just like sand, incredible.

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    1. I always get restless on a beach and cannot sit for long unless I am reading or listening to music, so I always wander off with my camera in hand. When I walked through these clear and shallow pools I saw tiny flickers of movement in the water and that was the only way I would have seen them. Once my eye was drawn to them so was my camera πŸ™‚ Thank you, Jill πŸ™‚

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