The Checkered Puffer Fish experiment Ryann and I have been working on is going fairly well so far. We have collected 15 puffer fish stomachs from Sandy Point, leaving us with one more site, Camp Abaco, to collect from. About half of the stomachs from Sandy Point have been dissected and we’ve had some interesting finds.
Among algae, and small snails, there have been a large number of bivalves, ranging in species, and even an amphipod in puffer stomachs. We have half of the stomachs left from Sandy Point and another site to go, so who knows all the fascinating organisms that will be found in the stomachs of Checkered Puffer Fish.