See Unusual Fish on the Celtic Explorer at SeafestFull programme here
|This is an Orange Roughy, a deep water fish that is now more popular with consumers since he got a change of name.|
Previous name was Slimehead! It is a bottom living species.
|This Bearfish, pictured also with the Roughy above, is common in the|
Eastern Atlantic. Normal length is about 13cm.
|This is a Ray. Fishmonger Pat O'Connell: Ray wing is a really economical fish choice and delivers a good quantity of meat which is easily accessed.|
|The red mullet is common in the Eastern Atlantic, including around Ireland.|
|This is the Red Gurnard. There are two types; the Tub Gurnard is pictured below.|
|Open wide. The Gurnard is well equipped to sweep in anything nutritious in the vicinity.|
|Didn't note the name of this one!|
|This is a small Black Shark, another bottom dweller, again with big eyes and sharp teeth. Many of these deepsea fish|
have sharp "spikes" to deter predators. This shark also has a tough skin, tough enough to use as sandpaper!
|The fish room is just one of the attractions - a highlight for me - on the Celtic Explorer which does fascinating work in the oceans around our coast. The crew here are also very helpful and it is a very highly recommended visit.|