Ocean Week on Intense Individuals
There is some serious Intensity going on in the ocean. Weird things are happening down there and it’s time we discuss them. Each day this week we will be posting an Intense Individual living below us and give a little street cred that is long overdue. We will also have a guest blogger on the site on Wednesday! Stay tuned!
First ii under the sea…the Napoleon Wrasse also known as the Humphead Wrasse. They are about 3-4 times the size of a human as you can see in the pic below.
My friend Dug actually saw one of these in the ocean during a diving trip in the Great Barrier Reef. This fish is one of the coolest fish I have ever seen as it looks like it should be the size of a little goldfish but really it’s massive! Wikipedia notes that some males grow very large, with one unconfirmed report of a Humphead Wrasse that was 7.75 feet long and weighed 420 lbs. Oh how I love unconfirmed reports…but this one I will just believe because this fish is so unbelievable anything people say about it could most definitely be true.
Now that I know this individual exists, I will forever believe all scuba divers are out to find one thing and one thing only…