Category Archives: Fish

Plastic Bits are Food? An Anchovy’s Perspective…

Anchovies can smell plastic pieces in the ocean and mistake them for food. Plastic bits or food-they all smell the same to me. Hi, I’m Annie, and I’m an anchovy. You may have seen my colleagues in a tin can … Continue reading

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10 Interesting Facts About the Mola Mola, or Ocean Sunfish

The fish so nice they named it twice! 1. Mola mola are known because of their unusual shape: an upright flattened disk, tapered top and bottom fins between body and tail, and small black eyes halfway between its small pectoral … Continue reading

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The Real Animals (and Fish!) of Finding Dory

Finding Dory came out until June 17, 2016. The following was a sneak preview with some corrections now that the movie is out. Dory is back! Her Mom’s name is Jenny and her Dad’s name is Charlie. She is a … Continue reading

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How and Why Do Fish School?

How and why do fish school? First off, an aggregation of fish is when a bunch of fishes are together. Shoaling is when a group of fish come together for social reasons. It is more specifically called schooling when the … Continue reading

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10 Fascinating Facts about Piranha Fish

1. All Piranhas live in tropical freshwater rivers, lakes, and lagoons in the northern half of South America. 2. There are between 30-60 species of Piranhas. 3. Piranhas’ teeth are triangular shaped and as sharp as sharks’ teeth. 4. Only … Continue reading

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The Fastest, Heaviest, Largest, Longest, & Oldest Ocean Animals

Now that the Winter Olympics are over, I thought I’d list some record-breaking ocean animals: 1. The fastest fish in the ocean is a sailfish clocked at 68.18 mph (miles per hour)or 109.73 kph (kilometers per hour). 2. The fastest … Continue reading

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California’s Salmon Run

Yee haw! It’s the time of the year when rain means it’s time to spawn. Us salmon were worried as California is in the midst of its driest year on record. But rainfall occurred in the nick of time. You … Continue reading

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Lionfish: An Introduced Species Gone Awry

From Lionfish POV: Psst, humans. First they capture lionfish for their home aquariums and we are considered deadly beauties. Then a few aquarists let us go (accidentally or on purpose) in the Atlantic and Caribbean Oceans and poof! We have … Continue reading

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The Real Fish from Finding Nemo

The Tank Gang from Finding Nemo includes the following common aquarium fish: Coral, Marlin, and Nemo = Ocellaris or False Percula Clownfish, Clown Anemonefish In a home aquarium, clownfish are much easier to take care of than the anemones! The … Continue reading

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Why Atlantic Bluefin Tuna May Become Extinct: The True Price of Sushi

There’s no feeling in the world like swimming at my top speed of 43.5 mph (70 kph), and sensing a bait ball in the water. A bait ball is when small schooling fishes like anchovies or sardines form a tight … Continue reading

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The Endangered Animals of Finding Nemo: Clownfish

Did you know that 1 in 6 animals featured in Finding Nemo is endangered? Here’s one that may soon be listed as endangered: Hi, I’m Nemo! In school today Mr. Ray told us that clownfish might become an endangered species. … Continue reading

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