May Critter of the Month:
After some sightings on our Sunday Shore Dives, we decided to feature the Pineapple Fish as our Critter of the Month for May.
The Australian Pineapple fish is a beauty – as it’s name suggests, it kind of looks like a combination of a fish… and a pineapple! 🍍🐟
Juveniles are found in the shallows – generally under ledges and in caves. They have a red, luminescent organ on the lower jaw which emits light (thanks to light-emitting bacteria) – so if you ever see one of these guys at night, black out your torch so you can see it glow! It’s thought this is there to both attract and deter prey 💡🐟
They are found from Shark Bay through to the Great Australian Bight in WA, and grow to a maximum length of 28cm 🤗
There are a few Pineapple Fish around Perth at the moment… the best places to spot them are Woodman Point Groyne and Bulk Jetty 🥰