Monterey Bay Aquarium is probably best known for their Whackadoodle Sea Otters (with good reason) but here’s one of their residents you won’t come across every day, and the name alone is worth a look. Ready?
(♬ Trumpets ♫:) FUZZY DWARF LIONFISH.
[Should there be a Cute Rule? “If it has ‘Fuzzy’ and ‘Dwarf’ in its name, it’s Cute.” -Ed.]
Angela H. writes: “Thought Cute Overload would dig this shot of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s new Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (R) checking out his larger cousin, the Red Lionfish (L.) Both of these fish are near adult size, with The Fuzzy maxing out at 5″ and the Red up to 17.” The Dwarf Lionfish is native to the Indo-Pacific region and isn’t causing environmental problems like its larger relative, in the western Atlantic.”
Photo ©Monterey Bay Aquarium, Randy Wilder.