Aug 1, 2020

Something Fishy

Red Moki, the most speared fish in NZ. Every kid with a snorkel and a spear has a crack at these guys.
Actually they grow to an old age if left to do so and they frequent most reefs around the coast. 
 Long Finned Boar fish. Not often seen and not caught on a line.
I followed this one on Penguin shoals which are between Mayor Island and Tauranga mostly in deep water.
They are found at depths to 500 meters. (Not by me..)
 Sometimes caught on a line. Blue Moki grow to be fairly big and are a slow moving reef fish and from my experience live on the same reef for years, often in pairs.

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