Category Archives: Fish

Barred Sand Bass

Barred Sand Bass_1

He dreams of her, larger than life, the time they spent together, days trickling by.

Awakening, he wonders if she knows how much she’s missing, how much she’s lost.

Fully awake, memory returns. He remembers the love, but he also remembers the other things.

He remembers the pushing, the shoving, the intensity of love turned dark and violent. In that moment, he knows what they lost but also what that loss gained. He knows that she made the right decision – the right decision for her, but also for him, for them.

He has to let the past go. He had to look forward and figure out how to live his life, past the point of rescue.

Coelacanth

Coelacanth

As a general rule, I don’t like to post photos of dead things, but since I am unlikely to ever see a living coelecanth, here you go.

This is one of the last recently-living remnants of the lobe-finned fish from which some scientists no longer believe that land mammals evolved, though Wikipedia has not been updated to match the debate about the sarcopterygians, the details of which I am only slightly aware.

Long story short: all* the scientists seem to agree that land animals evolved from fish, but perhaps not fish that looked like this one.

* Within a standard deviation or three.