TGIF – All creatures great and small

Two diversity videos for this TGIF

One of my favourite scenes from that wonderful bit of BBC crack-for-marine-biologists: “Blue Planet”. This sailfish scene plays out in January/February in the same location as the afuera whale shark aggregation I have written about

And check out this gorgeous tiny goby, just 10mm long, a new species of Callogobius brought to my attention by Dr. Bruce Carlson

The sailfish is 300 times longer and 50,000 times heavier than the goby, yet both are vertebrates and both are in the same order, Perciformes. The diversity of fishes never ceases to blow my mind.

Alistair Dove (149 Posts)

Dr. Alistair Dove is a systematic and ecological parasitologist by training, with broader research interests in the natural history and health of marine animals, especially whale sharks. He is currently Director of Research and Conservation at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta USA. His comments here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Georgia Aquarium