18 March 2007

Chewie the Antarctic Cod

Hi All, These are photos of Chewie, a friendly Antarctic Cod (Notothenia coriiceps) who lives here at Palmer Station in the tourist aquarium. I've named him Chewie because every time I go near the aquarium to feed him some tasty krill, he rises to the top, and will try to chew on my finger if given the chance. During the summer when tourists come through station every now and then, the tourist aquarium is one of the highlights of their experience here, and Chewie never fails to ham it up. If any fish has a personality, Chewie is the one.

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