My response, today we started digging again in Alexandria’s Eastern Harbor. As I was cleaning the growth off of some of the ancient construction blocks on the site, covered mostly with barnacles and a sort of tube worm shell the activity created a feeding frenzy amongst a school of fish that became so bold that they were swimming in front of my mask, blocking my view, trying to get closer to the snacks I was serving up.
Lots of fish, and at least four different types of crabs (one of them likes to pinch fingertips)
The most unusual creature I have seen on site was a fish that I believe to be a member of the Sculpin family. The thing about it was that, aside from all of the regular fish features, it had long, jointed bones coming out in front of its pectoral fins like the legs on a lobster, and it was running along the bottom on these instead of swimming. It would be very interesting to know exactly what fish that was. Anybody want to check that out?