Halibut - Headband Happy AK


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Alaska is famous for it's world-class halibut fishing. This headband is a creative and artistic rendering of the biggest member of the flounder family. We won't jinx anything, but this headband just might help you reel in that huge "barn door" halibut you've always dreamed of. Certainly great for a day on the ocean, this headband is also a wearable art piece perfect for any occasion.

The halibut is known for its "migrating eye" that is unique to the flounder family. When halibut are first hatched, they swim upright and have one eye on each side of their head like all other species of fish. Around five weeks of age, one eye “migrates” over the top of the head so that both eyes are on the same side of the head. At this time the juvenile halibut lies over on its’ side with both eyes on the upward or top side.

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Virtually all halibut are right-eyed, meaning both eyes are found on the upper, dark side of the body. Left-eyed halibut are rare; one report suggested a ratio of about 1 in 20,000. In these fish, the eyes and dark pigment are on the left side of the body, and the fish swims with the right (white) side facing down. 

ÔªøThanks, Alaska Department of Fish and Game for the information.