John Dory (St Peter's fish) - Feeding

August 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Kinsale Cork Ireland

The John Dory is a fish sometimes encountered by divers around the Irish coast. Mostly solitary, I came across this juvenile on a shallow dive, off the coast of Kinsale. Initially timid, hiding among the kelp fronds, it eventually relaxed to my presence and no longer feeling threatened, started to feed. It would stalk small fish and lunge forward, seemingly dislocating its whole jaw in the process - the insides of its gills clearly visible...

 

Kinsale Cork Ireland


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