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Trigger fishes in Europe?

Discussion in 'General Europe' started by Bretagne, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. Bretagne

    Bretagne Barracuda

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    In August I was doing a night dive at the Atlantic end of the Channel, and we saw a big trigger fish, who is known to live there for a time.
    Ar these commons on Atlantic European coast? Or are they just present, as distribution tail? Did many of you encountered some in this part of the world?
     
  2. String

    String Master Instructor

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    Although ive never seen one im led to believe they are present at the far end of a distribution tail - ie they are here but rare and dont rely on seeing them.

    (In north western europe anyway)
     
  3. Seadeuce

    Seadeuce Instructor, Scuba

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    Ther is the odd Grey trigger here in Ireland, have seen them three times. They are territorial, and should be found on a repeat dive at the same location within a few days of the first dive.


    Seadeuce
     
  4. Bretagne

    Bretagne Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: France
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    Thanks. It seems that this one stays there from one year to the other...
     
  5. ArthurGerla

    ArthurGerla Solo Diver

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    Triggerfish of the variety 'Balistes Carolinensis Capriscus' have even been sighted in the North Sea and recently in the Oosterschelde estuary.
     

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