Video: Scuba diving for nesting sunfish
Sunfish are on their nests in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area lakes allowing for divers to get up close and personal with them.
The male fans out a nest in firm-bottomed shallows, often within a colony of dozens of other nests. A single female can deposit more than 50,000 eggs. The male then guards eggs and fry.
Brainerd Dispatch photographer, Steve Kohls took advantage of this behavior for some great video to share with you.
Learn more about sunfish on the Minnesota DNR website - click here.