Flounders…good to eat, good to catch on a fishing trip and even good enough to paint (see picture below!)
Mike Reilly’s mom painted that beautiful flounder fish! As always we here at Signs of Reilly we adore anything to do with the ocean from yachts to flounders! Boats to bobbers, speaking of check out our next blog in the coming days were going to discuss our love for the bobber!
Heres some very interesting facts we found out about flounders.
Flounders ambush their prey, feeding at soft muddy areas of the ocean bottom, near bridge piles, docks and coral reefs.
In its life cycle, an adult flounder has two eyes on one side of its head! Crazy right?! Also at hatching one eye is on each side of its head. One eye migrates to the other side of the body through a metamorphism as it grows from larval to juvenile stage. As an adult, a flounder changes its habits and can even camouflage itself by lying on the bottom of the ocean floor as protection against predators. As a result, the eyes are then on the side which faces up. The side to which the eyes migrate is dependent on the species type! Neat huh?
Now if we could find a good flounder recipe……