Friday, February 24, 2006
A Friday Puzzler
Here's a Friday puzzler for you.
What in the world is that thing?
It's being held by a few cropped and anonymous ex-students of mine on a fieldtrip to Cedar Key. (That was a vague and mostly useless clue)
Update with answer coming later this evening.
UPDATE TO THE PUZZLER: ...AND THE ANSWER IS.....JEEZ, I WAS JUST GOING FOR BATFISH, BUT THEN YOU NERDS STARTING BANDYING ABOUT "POLKA DOT" AND "SHORT NOSED" ....THIS PHOTO IS TWO YEARS OLD AND THE ANGLE ISN'T GREAT FOR CHECKING THE FINS FOR POLKADOTS. MY UF FISH SITE SAYS THE POLKA DOT BATFISH IS RARE...THESE GUYS ARE VERY COMMON AT CEDAR KEY...I'M LEANING TOWARDS SHORTNOSE, BUT IT IS DEFINITELY A NICE LITTLE BATFISH. WE DID RETURN HIM TO THE SEA AND HE HOPPED AWAY. THAT'S RIGHT, HE HOPPED AWAY. SLOWLY. YOU CAN WALK UP TO A BATFISH AND PICK HIM UP.
I THINK WAYNE GETS THE 'FIRSTEST WITH THE MOSTEST AWARD ON THIS PUZZLER. GOOD BACKUP FROM THE REST OF THE ICHTHYOLOGISTS WHO COMMENTED.
DYNAMIC DUO = BATFISH AND SEA ROBIN... I need a sea robin pic.
THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Posted by R.Powers at 6:36 AM