Bumblebee Under the Sea

Posted by Courtney Cross:   This fish was caught a month or so ago by the Atka Pride in the Aleutian chain.

No official information was posted as to what caused this funky fish, however, one comment on the site called the effect chromatic gene disorder, others called it bottom-of-the-hold syndrome.   I’ve seen a lot of fish that came from the bottom of a hold, and none of them looked like that, so I’m inclined towards the genetic explanation.



4 thoughts on “Bumblebee Under the Sea”

  1. Weird!!!!! I wonder if this poor thing had any other weird side-effects of a genetic disorder, and I wonder how this would have affected its long-term fitness, had it not been scooped up by a fisherman!! Neat post!

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