West Seattle wildlife: Cormorants’ fish fight

The photo (click for a larger view) is by Katheryne Martinez, who shared it on the WSB Facebook page, asking for help identifying what kind of fish the cormorants were fighting over. We seem to have a winning answer, “sculpin” – though opinions varied from there – but we wanted to share the photo here too. Katheryne caught the cormorants on camera near Don Armeni Boat Ramp.

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11 Replies to "West Seattle wildlife: Cormorants' fish fight"

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    nemobeansmom December 26, 2013 (2:10 pm)

    OMG the look on that fish’s face (if a fish can have a look) looks like it’s saying “help me”!

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    tedb310 December 26, 2013 (2:25 pm)

    That fish is definitely not enjoying this.

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    Rick December 26, 2013 (2:28 pm)

    How about “The fish formerly known as sculpin”?

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    homesick December 26, 2013 (2:32 pm)

    looks like a cod…

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    Maggie December 26, 2013 (3:05 pm)

    Wow! What an amazing photo!

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    Alki resident December 26, 2013 (4:27 pm)

    That explains the screams for help earlier.

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    smokeycretin9 December 26, 2013 (5:11 pm)

    “Mine, mine mine mine mine!”


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    pupsarebest December 26, 2013 (6:17 pm)

    Not everyone had a happy holiday.

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    sam-c December 27, 2013 (9:05 am)

    that picture is awesome

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    Marty December 27, 2013 (6:40 pm)

    Looks like a bad day to be a sculpin!

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    Marty December 27, 2013 (6:41 pm)

    A Pacific Staghorn Sculpin for sure…

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