This DVD on the greenlings and gobies of southern California contains two 22-minute episodes covering the relatively few species in these families of cool temperate to sub-tropical fish commonly encountered in recreational SCUBA depths. The narration talks about each fish's natural history, geographic distribution, habitat preferences, feeding preferences and other interesting information. These are also episodes in Dr. Bill's proposed cable TV series "Munching and Mating in the Macrocystis."
The first episode focuses on the greenlings in the family Hexagrammidae, including the lingcod, painted greenling, kelp greenling and the deeper water combfish. These species tend to prefer colder water and here, in the southern part of their range off southern California, they may be encountered at deeper depths.
The second episode looks at the local gobies in the family Gobeiidae. Included are the ever popular blue-banded or Catalina goby, the less conspicuous zebra goby, the black-eyed goby and the bay goby. The unique sexual strategies of these four species are discussed as examples of different ways closely related fish can adapt their reproductive modes to changing environmental conditions.
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