Machias Community Church

Stone Fish 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, December 07, 2011 8:00:00 AM

The aptly named Stone Fish sits there perfectly still as a stone blending in with its surroundings. But when a fish swims by this stone it disappears in an explosive gulp!

It is only colorful in this picture because I have a dive light shining on it. Water absorbs light and the deeper you go the more is absorbed. First the reds, then the orange and yellows until all that is left is the blue/greens that eventually turn into ever darkening blue/grey.

This fellow looks like he would fit right in to the color scheme of the Pacific Northwest. I've seen stones that look just like this. However he wouldn't survive the cold 47°F water temperature as this is a warm water fish.