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Wolf-fish at St. Abbs, Scotland - July 2020

It's the North-East coast for wolf-fish (Anarhichas lupus).
Where else could it be but the North-East coast to see a wolf-fish (Anarhichas lupus). This one was photographed whilst diving at St. Abbs.

A wolf-fish (Anarhichas lupus) is really just an enormous blenny. They manage to be both rather ugly and curiously attractive at the same time. Their big fang like teeth stick out making them an unmistakable creature. They prefer cooler northern waters and British seas are about as far south as this species is found. This makes them a bit of a novelty to see but diving from a boat on the reefs at St. Abbs is a reliable spot to find them. Most shots of them show just a big head sticking out of a rock crevice so I quite like this side-on shot which shows the whole animal with its big head and more slender tail.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 28-70 + Nautican WACP1