Kathy and I were diving at Mike's Beach Resort yesterday afternoon when we came upon a three foot spiny dogfish at around 40 feet. It didn't move very fast; it was dead. It has another fish jammed in its mouth, and that left us wondering: did this guy actually choke on his food? We tried to pull the other fish out but it was too badly decayed. The tail had been eaten off by something else; probably several somethings, actually, there were a couple of little red rock crabs trying to figure out how to go to town on the dogfish carcass when we got there. Based on what markings I can see, I'm guessing the unlucky food fish was a plainfin midshipman, especially since those guys were all over the place. But I'd like any help we can get, because this is a once-in-a-lifetime find and we'd like to know more about it. Can a fish really choke on its food? Or is it more likely that something else happened?