What a Butterball

photo: E. Loury

There’s just something mouthwateringly adorable about this little butterfish, caught during a shallower NMFS trawl in Southern California.  The Pacific pompano (Peprilus simillimus), is “a very-mild, good eating fish,” says the Pier Fishing in California website, “but only the largest fish have enough meat to make it worth the effort.” Still, the website goes on to call them “an attractive little fish.”  I have to agree – plus, the name “pompano” is just so darn fun to say.

This entry was posted in Cool Resources, featured photo, Research: Fresh from the Field and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s