Sea Shore Antics Forum Index Sea Shore Antics
This forum of www.seashoreantics.com is to glean or discuss info on UK sea shore wildlife and their antics, beit what they do, where they do it and why when and how.
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Cormorant surfaces with Sea Scorpion but doesnt swallow it

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Sea Shore Antics Forum Index -> SeaShoreAntics: It's what they do
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Susie



Joined: 07 Nov 2004
Posts: 8
Location: Cornwall

PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:11 pm    Post subject: Cormorant surfaces with Sea Scorpion but doesnt swallow it Reply with quote

This afternoon I saw a Cormorant surface with a Sea Scorpion in its beak. Instead of

lifting its neck and wolfing its catch down, it re-dived and surfaced with another (Wrasse looking fish), which it promptly swallowed.
Just found it interesting

really.
Susie.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
administration
Site Admin


Joined: 24 Oct 2004
Posts: 47
Location: Nearwater

PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A defense the Sea Scorpion has is to erect four spines on its gill flaps which would impede a smooth swallow, perhaps even a choke. Are the

Cormorants wise to this, perhaps?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Susie



Joined: 07 Nov 2004
Posts: 8
Location: Cornwall

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh reckon the learning process they have must be aquired and then maintained, maybe passed on. Its not efficient for the species if no learning

takes place, would have thought.
Susie
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Sea Shore Antics Forum Index -> SeaShoreAntics: It's what they do All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group