Category: Fish

  • Ocean sunfish

    The sunfish is the largest bony fish in the world, topping at over 2,000 kg!!! Sunfish are indeed strange. They have no true tail , and instead look like a fish that has been cut in half. Their elongated dorsal and anal fins flop about in sync, appearing as though…

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  • Blue Parrotfish

    The Blue Parrotfish is a colorful aquatic animal that lives in coral, in a symbiotic relationship with its ecosystem. The coral provides it with protection, and the parrot fish consumes the coral's excess algae. They are uniformly blue with a yellow spot on their heads that fades as they age.…

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  • Cow shark

    Cow sharks are an ancient family of sharks going back to prehistoric times. They live in temperate and tropical waters around the world, and generally stay in deep oceans. For this reason, scientists don’t know a lot about them, and only recently discovered a new species. The sevengill cow shark…

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  • Catshark

    There are many different species of catshark, but most of them are small, harmless fish. They live in temperate and tropical oceans throughout the world. Some species migrate, while others tend to stay in one area. Some catsharks live in shallow waters; others live in water up to 6,600 feet…

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  • Sawshark

    Sawsharks get their name from their long, saw-like snouts. To eat their prey, the sharks slash their snouts back and forth, slicing through fish with their sharp, protruding teeth. Sawsharks are not the same thing as a sawfish, which is a type of ray that has a similar snout. There…

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  • Thresher Shark

    Common Thresher Sharks live in temperate waters around the world. In the Atlantic Ocean, they can be found from Newfoundland to Cuba. They are brown, gray, bluish gray, or black, with gray or white sides and white abdomens. They have long sickle-shaped tails that they use to hit and stun…

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  • Mackerel Shark

    Mackerel sharks are also known as white sharks, and include the porbeagle, mako, and great white sharks. These sharks are among the fastest swimming sharks in the world and are known for their fierce hunting ability. Mackerel sharks belong to the Lamniform order, which is Greek for “fish of prey.”…

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  • Sand Shark

    There are three species of Sand Sharks, also known as grey nurse sharks, ragged Tooth Sharks, or Sand Tiger Sharks. Sand Sharks get their name from their habit of swimming very close to beaches and coastlines. The Sand Shark eats fish, crustaceans, and squid. This shark has an interesting way…

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  • Wobbegong

    Wobbegongs are bottom dwellers, spending their days resting and swimming near the ocean bottom. Their skins feature a symmetrical pattern that helps them blend into their surroundings. They’re sometimes called “carpet sharks” because they seem to become part of the ocean floor. With their flat, wide bodies, protruding eyeballs, and…

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  • Hammerhead Shark

    Hammerhead Sharks, named for their oddly shaped heads, live in temperate and tropical oceans throughout the world, and can be found in coastal regions as well as in deep water. Schools of Hammerhead Sharks sometimes migrate north during the summer to cooler waters. Although rarely dangerous to humans, Hammerhead Sharks…

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