Balloon Lumpfish, migrating

Eumicrotremus pacificus bouquets
Eumicrotremus pacificus bouquets

Balloon Lumpfish earn their name from their tendency to migrate via party balloons to new colonies when ecological and population pressures force them from their rocky, deep-sea homes.

Infrequent rains of fish occur when the balloons unfortunately pop en mass. This only happens when they drift to high altitudes where the difference in pressures between the thin atmosphere and the gases trapped inside the pressurized balloons becomes too great.


July 12, 2008 · by xalieri · Posted in Everything Else  


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