Starry Flounder Story

Today Rowan told me she wanted to tell the story of finding a starry flounder last spring. She said it was okay if I recorded her (which is unusual – as many times she is shy about being recorded). After catching the fish Connor and Rowan brought it up to the house for me to see. We put it in their wagon with some water and I took the picture at the top of the post.


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I am an aspiring naturalist who seeks to learn all that I can about the more-than-human aspects of this place that is my home.
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4 Responses to Starry Flounder Story

  1. cindy says:

    Your story made me feel all jittery, like when you get startled. Wonder why it was so close to the shore? Do starry flounders only grow to 6″ or do they get big like halibut? Thank you for sharing your story!

  2. rowan says:

    They don’t get big like halibut, but they do get about 3 feet and 20 pounds. It might have been close to shore because herring eggs were hatching or else just herring eggs.

  3. Jon & Willa says:

    Hi Rowan (and Matt),

    A bird touched Willa’s head. It was a gull of some kind by the beach. Willa wants to know where the Starry Flounder went. You let it go where? In the ocean? Willa would like Rowan to come over and visit her some day. Today we will go down to the beach at Monterey Bay and we will see what we can find to share with Rowan. Willa wants to go fishing. Thank you for sharing your story.

  4. rowan says:

    Jon & Willa

    Thank you for leaving a comment. I let it go down in the ocean down at Sage Beach on Baranof Island in Alaska where I live. Where do you live? I would like to go visit you too. What did the gull touch Willa with, its beak? or its feet?

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