Project Description

A grunt sculpin (Rhamphocottus richardsonii) has found protection inside the shell plate remains of a giant acorn barnacle at 10 Mile Point.  This small fish looks amazing with its large head and small body, especially when it “hops” along the bottom on its pectoral fin rays.  The grunt sculpin grows to about 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) long with a range that includes Japan, and central Alaska to southern California.