Time and Tide Bell ~ #200Fish

A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

#200Fish is a community project to create works of art based on each of the species of fish found in the North Sea

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Fish #120 Grey Gurnard Eutrigla gurnardus ~ David Armitage

Steel, brass, copper and glass length 60 cm

Grey Gurnard

Also known as: Mail-cheeked fish, Cuckoo fish, knoud, or noud (Ireland), Feeler fish, Croaker.
Etymology of Gurnard: From Old French gournart, from the verb gronir, from Latin grunnīre (to grunt).
Length:- between 30 cm and 60 cm (the smallest of the gurnards)
Weight:- 0.6kg average
Shape:- high broad head, tapering cylindrical body
Colour:- ranges from dark grey to greyish-brown (sometimes nearly black) with small whitish-cream spots on the back and flanks fading to a pale underbelly
Sound:- able to croak or grunt using a muscle which is drummed against the swim bladder
Lifespan:- more than 15 years
Habitat: Semi pelagic, demersal, feeds in benthic zone
Sustainability: Populations are relatively robust. Currently promoted as a sustainable fish to eat.

sea floor sandy smooth
the hungry hunter glides by
small fish scattering

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