That great Sail Boston photograph you saw (besides those from GMG) or article you read was taken from the Mystic. The talent they bustled about Boston Harbor among the Sail Boston Tall Ships included journalists like the one that shared this photo back to them.
Up Close Photos of This Bad Mother Here-
From Wikipedia- Lumpfish or Lumpsuckers-
Lumpsuckers or lumpfish are mostly small scorpaeniform marine fish of the family Cyclopteridae. They are found in the cold waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, and North Pacific oceans. The greatest number of species are found in the North Pacific.
The roe of Cyclopterus lumpus, known as the stenbider (literally "stone biter") in Danish or stenbit in Swedish, is used extensively in Scandinavian cuisine. The roe is also used as an affordable alternative to the caviar produced by sturgeons.
The family name Cyclopteridae derives from the Greek words κύκλος (kyklos), meaning "circle", and πτέρυξ (pteryx), meaning "wing" or "fin", in reference to the circle-shaped pectoral fins of most of the fish that comprise this family.
This Sea Cucumber was brought in by Matt Cooney aboard The Miss Merideth
Matt Cooney Aboard The Miss Merideth Landed This Extremely Rare Golden Colored Sea Robin.
Watch it inhale and exhale in this video making itself appear much larger. (probably as a defense mechanism against approaching predators)
Matt Cooney Aboard The Miss Merideth Landed This Extremely Rare Golden Colored Sea Robin
Click Here To Check Out The Rest of The Curious Sea Creatures Landed At Our Dock Including Albino Lobsters, Triple Clawed Crabs, Blue Lobsters and More
Matt Cooney Aboard The lobsterboat Miss Merideth brought in this sponge that he caught while hauling his lobster gear.
Now if that isn’t a cousin of Spongebob Squarepants I don’t know what is.
Matt and his son have been working in the yard on a pile of traps for a while now. New traps can cost close to $80 so when you can buy decent used traps you can save a good amount of money. The used traps that lobstermen usually buy need to be “gone through”. Gone through meaning- the knitted heads may need repairing, the wooden slats on the bottom of the trap may need to be replaced to protect the bottom of the trap from wear, the escape vents might need new hog rings to keep them secure or the trap might just need to be brushed off from dead growth.
Here’s a bunch of Matt Cooney’s lobster buoys.
Matt has a very distinct pattern for his buoys. No one would mistake his buoy for their own because it is so unique. Every so often a couple of lobstermen have very similar color markings on their buoys which can make things confusing when they are fishing the same areas.