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Who’s Your Daddy?

Scalyhead sculpins are a tiny fish but the males have a giant parenting role.

I found what I believe were this species’ eggs while guiding a recent beach study (with Mr. Barfoot’s class from Robert Scott Elementary, Port Hardy, BC).

To share this information, and my photos, I’ve tried something new. Below, you’ll find a slideshow that I have narrated to explain how scalyhead sculpins are super dads.

Yes, that’s right, you get to hear my voice this week (oh-so-human stumbled speech and all!). Please realize I am speaking as I would to a +/- 10 year old.

6 Responses to “Who’s Your Daddy?”

  1. Jacqui

    FABULOUS! I really enjoyed the commentary, very informative and interesting Jackie, keep the blogs coming!

    Reply
  2. gillian Butler

    Hi Jackie (and hi Jacqui too),
    I really, really like the narration.
    Before I liked the pictures just fine, but now I want voice everytime.
    A whole new dimension that adds so much information and feels warm and personal.
    yah tell me everything, talk to me like a 10 year old!
    g

    Reply
    • jackiehildering

      You are so wonderful Gillian! Can’t tell you how much I value the encouragement. Big threshold to put my disembodied voice out there!

      Reply
  3. chance

    I like the narration idea, it sounds great! It’s amazing that gust one male can protect all those eggs, it must go around that rock like a billion times and i thought that it would be more than gust 4 or 5 females that laid those eggs!

    PS
    I’m glad that you found Rocket, I was starting to get worried about him/her.

    hugemungusfing hugs

    Chance, Hope, Gramma, Bumpy “)

    Reply
  4. chance

    I like the narration idea, it sounds great! It’s amazing that just one male can protect all those eggs, it must go around that rock like a billion times and i thought that it would be more than gust 4 or 5 females that laid those eggs!

    PS
    I’m glad that you found Rocket, I was starting to get worried about him/her.

    hugemungusfing hugs

    Chance, Hope, Gramma, Bumpy 🙂

    Reply

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