The Ocean temperature is rising, the visibility is good and the marine life is abundant now!
On recent shore dives our visitors have met face to face with a curious Lumpsucker – Cyclopterus lumpus. These strange looking fish spend most of their time in deep water, but can be seen in the shallows from February to May when pairs meet up to mate.
The female lays her eggs and departs straight away, returning to deep water. The male stays to care for the eggs, anchoring onto to the rock with it’s large sucker. It oxygenates the eggs by swishing its fins over them.
Divers had opportunities to observe and capture images of this most unusual fish.