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Spawning Frogfish by Anna DeLoach

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#1 fishid


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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:04 AM

Anna DeLoach has posted some fantastic video of spawning frogfish she shot at the Blue Heron Bridge in Florida on the Marine Life Blog. Ned DeLoach's photos are also posted along with a brief trip report of their dives.
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:55 AM

That's so cool. Boy, do they get excited!


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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:59 AM

Ah yes the frogfish life-roll. Great find, Anna.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:02 PM

Wow, Thats really cool!

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:03 PM


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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:34 PM

I'm super stoked for Ned and Anna as they have been after frogfish spawning for a long, long time! They were soooooo excited after this event, you have no idea! Talk about kids in a candy store! :)

Yes, I was on the boat this night, along with Ned and Anna, pointing out where I had photographed the three striated frogfish (2 males chasing a female) spawn a month and a half earlier. Of course they saw these two in a totally different spot...! Plus, this happened in the dark of night, out of the main current flow, and I encountered the frogfish spawn there with excess of three hours of daylight left and in much more current flow? Lots of ?s to ponder, but we have a lot more information, especially on the striated frogfish's egg raft which is somewhat different from open water documentation of the longlure's egg raft. We stayed at the Brass Ring talking about the differences in the two striated spawning events into the wee hours of the am!

My photographs will be seen someday... :-0 A researcher quickly snapped up first rights to them so I can't post them for now. I understand that something of an "antennarid bible" is in the works, we will have to wait and see. :) It's exciting for those who love frogfish!

Congrats to Ned and Anna and thanks for linking the video inline Eric!

Later, Carol

PS - Thanks must be given to Robyn Churchill (Snaphappy) for organizing this dive and inviting us all, along with Ned and Anna. Without her I don't think it would have happened. Thanks Robyn!

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 05:09 AM

Great video! what a moment!

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:34 AM

So cool. I remember when at Lembeh Straits we waited for 30 minutes watching the frogfish and waiting until they started mating. It never happened. Finally seeing it, even if it was not my own, is just amazing. Had to watch it several times. Congrats.


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Posted 21 August 2009 - 07:42 AM

Quote: I understand that something of an "antennarid bible" is in the works, we will have to wait and see. It's exciting for those who love frogfish!

Firstly- FANTASTIC vdeo footage- absolutly incredible!!!!!!!!!!

Frogfish rule!!

Can you tell us any more info. about this proposed 'antennarid bible??'
I have searched Amazon and there is only a kid's book on frogfish that I have found so far.

A book on these fish would be a welcome addition to anyone's library.

I certainly want one!!

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 06:47 PM

thanks Anna, came back about two weeks ago from visiting Robyn, Kay, and Tom. I found the Frog fish on our first night dive and was so excited, your pics are amazing!!!!! looking forward to meeting you all one day. Scott and Troy
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