Looks like he’s having a good time.
It’s always awesome to see wildlife, it’s always better to see them doing something you don’t expect at all.
Halibut can grow to remarkable sizes, with individuals reaching lengths of up to 8 feet and weighing over 600 pounds. Their oval-shaped bodies are typically brown on the eyed side and white on the blind side.
Halibut are voracious predators. They are opportunistic feeders, consuming a wide range of marine life. Their preferred prey includes fish such as herring, salmon, and cod, invertebrates like crab and shrimp, and even smaller halibut. Halibut’s powerful jaws and sharp teeth allow them to ambush and capture their prey with remarkable speed and precision.
Fishing for halibut is an exhilarating experience that draws anglers to coastal regions known for their abundance.
Halibut possesses a unique swimming style that allows them to navigate their deep-sea habitats with efficiency. They use a form of locomotion known as “undulatory swimming.” By flexing and undulating their elongated bodies from side to side, halibut creates a wave-like motion, propelling themselves forward through the water.
Surfing is a popular activity among humans, but few may realize that halibut also engages in a similar form of the sport. While it may not be intentional or for recreational purposes, halibut have been seen catching some waves themselves. There are many theories as to why but it’s assumed it is for easier travel, to save energy while finding food and maybe even they get some enjoyment out of it.
Either way, I want to see one of these bottom dwelling things riding a wave.
The video shows a halibut on a coast line, catching a wave. The flat fish swims and gets into the pull of the wave, clearly riding it along.
That’s one rad fish.