The actor has been playing up with some slippery little creatures usually found in the sea.
But it's all in the name of his new movie, Mr Popper's Penguins, which he was filming in New York's Meatpacking district on Thursday.
Eccentric: Jim Carrey gets into character playing with some fish on the set of his new movie, Mr Popper's Penguin in NYC today
The film is based on a popular 1938 children’s book by Richard and Florence Atwater.
Dressed in a dapper suit, scarf and coat combination, Jim visits a fish market appearing to be doing a spot of shopping for his character's new pets.
At one point the comedic actor daringly puts the aquatic animal up to his nose for a whiff.
Bargaining: Jim's character appears to wage pricing wars in the children's film
The film is a welcome return to the screen by the comic actor.
Jim appeared to have recently taken a break from the big screen, with his last film being A Christmas Carol in 2009.
A class act: the actor's comedic talent once again appears to shine through on the set of his new film
Something fishy Jim? The actor takes time out to smell the fishes
The hiatus may well have been due to his relationship woes.
The funny man ended his five year relationship with actress, Jenny McCarthy in April this year.
The two had been dating since December 2005, but did not make their relationship public until the following year.
Jim is reportedly living the bachelor life while Jenny is also single after splitting with her body-builder beau, Jason Toohey this month.
Dapper: The actor looked suave in his suit, scarf and coat combination on set