Most Atlantic Cod spawn between the months of January and April and females release up to five million eggs. Overfishing and specifically the harvesting of young fish before they have reproduced successfully is a serious threat to this fish.
Fish are aquatic animals that spend their entire lives in water. They do not need to come to the surface to breathe, but instead use gills to extract oxygen from the water. There are approximately 28,000 different species of fish, which vary substantially in range, habitat, diet, behaviour, size, and colouration. Most fish are cold blooded so cannot regulate their own body temperature, which instead varies depending on the surrounding environment.
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Atlantic salmon are incredible fish that migrate thousands of miles in their lifetime from saltwater to freshwater habitats to spawn. Migrations are incredible to watch, with salmon leaping their way up streams and waterfalls!
The barracuda is highly evolved to be a master predator in its environment—the fish has been developing its skills for 50 million years!
Clownfish are also known as anemone fish and have many interesting features other than starring in the film “Finding Nemo”!
The Porbeagle Shark is a cold water shark that resembles a smaller Great White. It can also be known as the “Mackerel Shark” due to it’s favourite prey choice, and can weigh as heavy as 600lbs!
The Whale Shark is the largest fish on the planet! Although it’s name suggests it may belong to the whale family, it is actually 100% shark!
The most distinctive feature of the X-Ray Tetra is the translucent layer of skin that covers it’s small body, allowing the fish’s backbone to be clearly seen.