||[Jan. 1st, 2009|01:38 pm]
Edward J Grug III
|||||Weezer - The Good Life||]|
Happy new year, everybody! We started the new year off with a trip to the beach.
I don't know if my drawing of it is completely accurate. It was long and thing, like an eel, though i don't think that's what it was? It had "cat whiskers" and a striped pattern. It was brown too.
We've seen it both times we've snorkeled at Cottesloe.
The only thing we've found online that looks kind of right is a "brownbanded bamboo shark," but they shouldn't be living so far south (though they do live on the north coast of Australia, so... maybe?)
Looks like fellow Perth blogger Chai has solved the mystery, I am pretty sure it was this guy:
Which is an Estuary Catfish AKA a cobbler.
Chai's blog is one of my daily reads. Now that Jess and I are very enthusiastic snorkelers, his posts on local marine life are really exciting. I'm always like, "I've seen one of those. Oh wow, I want to see one of those!" etc. In fact he is the one that pointed out Cottesloe as a great snorkel site.
Anyway, thanks for all your help everybody! :D