Saturday, May 1, 2010

Free in LA – Grunion Run

Friday, April 30, 2010, Joy and I went to Last Friday’s in Santa Monica. This is where the businesses on Santa Monica’s Main Street stay open late and give specials, deals, and discounts on the last Friday of each month. After this, we made our way to Venice Beach to the Venice Oceanarium Grunion Party.

You may be wondering what a grunion is and why it would be partying. A grunion is a small fish that can only be found off the coast of southern California and Baja, Mexico. The grunion is partying because it is mating season. They have an unusual mating ritual where the female buries herself in the sand, the male wraps himself around the female, and then they both swim off.

We were given some illumination by the moon, but we were glad we brought our flashlight with us.

Soon, we started catching glimmers of the fish as they swam off.

I gave the flashlight to Joy. She was a lot better at spotting grunions than me.

This guy was trying to catch one but failed to notice the one swimming by his foot.

“Hey, have you seen any cute cold-blooded guys around here?”

“Nevermind, I found one.”

“Bye, come back soon for another Free in La. Thanks @365cheapdates for the idea.”

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