So it turns out that my little fishy fren (click through to the blog post for another pic) is a juvenile yellow jack.

Why he was following me could be “shadow feeding”–waiting for me to kick stuff up off the sea floor for him to eat, or waiting for me to eat something so he could grab scraps. Or, the marine biologist who gave a presentation said, he could also be using me to travel, going from one place to another while using me as shelter from predators.

This has been your marine biology lesson for the day.

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