Eat or Be Eaten – Lizardfish Lunch

Today’s topic: Animal Behaviour.

The world underwater is a competitive place. Little fish get eaten by bigger fish, which then get eaten by bigger fish (or whales, or dolphins, or sea lions, or, in too many cases, humans). It is a veritable food chain down there…

These Lizardfish are voracious predators. They just lay in wait for some unsuspecting little fish to bumble by, and then, WHAM!, they grab them, and with a few quick gulps, the little fish is a goner. A lucky photographer will see the snatch, and maybe get a shot of the snack before it is swallowed.

Bonaire Sand Diver with Blue Chromis in its Maw

Indonesian Lizardfish with a Toby. You can almost hear the little fish screaming noooooooo…

About Judy G Diver

Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, I have always felt a strong connection to the sea. But for many years, I stayed on the surface, afraid of what lurked down deep. When I was in my early 30's, with three young children (aka the P's), my husband (aka Mr G) signed us up for a SCUBA certification course, as a surprise. Although I had my fears, my stubbornness prevailed, and somehow I made it through four murky, frigid, cold water dives in Vancouver to successfully pass the course. Soon after we went diving off the west coast of Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez, where my eyes were opened to the beauty and other-worldliness of the life down under. And the rest, as they say, is history. I currently have well over 2000 dives under the belt, and I have been fortunate to travel and dive in Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Fiji, Palau, Philippines, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Hawaii, California, Egypt, Mexico, several islands in the Caribbean, and here in British Columbia. In addition to this blog and my personal website (, which is linked at the top of the blog, my stuff has been published in a variety of magazines and websites, including a regular monthly feature for Scubadiving Magazine for several years. All links to this work can be found in this blog.
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