Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dumb Bass

Did you know that even fish have nick names? I came to know of this during our visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Kelp rockfish is also called as "dumb bass". Why? Because it hangs upside down and motionless near kelp. Even when divers approach, it does not swim away. 

"Dumb Bass"!!! What a weird name? Initially I thought it was "Dumb Ass". Some diver may have scolded the fish, "Dumb Ass!", when it was not getting away from his/her path. That is what I thought! :-)

After a little bit of research, I found out that "Bass" is a common name given to a variety of gamefish. "Dumb" Me!! ;-)


Donna said...

Actually, Dumb Ass seems more appropriate!

Arathi said...

Ha ha! Even I feel so! :)