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Top 10 Most Endangered Fish: Number 1

Bluefin Tuna Perhaps the most iconic of endangered fish, the bluefin tuna occupies most of the northern Atlantic Ocean. One of the fastest fish in the sea, this species can grow to a length of 10 feet and weigh more … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Endangered Fish: Number 2

Maltese Ray Historically, the Maltese ray populated the Mediterranean Sea in the coastal waters of Italy, Algeria, Malta and Tunisia. Today, its range is limited to the heavily-fished Strait of Sicily, a 90-mile-wide channel between Italy and Tunisia. Though little … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Endangered Fish: Number 3

Goliath Grouper All species of grouper are endangered to some extent, but the Goliath Grouper is particularly threatened. Also known as the jewfish, it lives in the subtropical areas of the eastern Pacific (from Baja California to Peru) and the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Endangered Fish: Number 4

European Eel Found primarily in the North Atlantic and the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas, European eel face a unique set of survival challenges. They have a fascinating development cycle, which begins with their birth out at sea and continues in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Endangered Fish: Number 7

Orange Roughy Also known as the “slimehead,” the orange roughy has a wide-ranging habitat that includes the coasts of New Zealand, Australia, Namibia and the northeast Atlantic Ocean. Its life expectancy is up to 149 years, and it reaches sexual … Continue reading

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Top 10 MOst Endangered Fish: Number 8

Acadian Redfish This species of North Atlantic fish grows to about 20 inches in length and can live as long as 50 years. Like other overfished species, the Acadian redfish is slow-growing and reaches reproductive age late — at about … Continue reading

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Facts about Saylor Eyeballs

Sailor’s eyeballs are giant single-celled algae found in the Indo-Pacific down to 20 meters depth. They have other common names, such as bubble algae and sea pearl algae. You will find Saylor Eyeballs everywhere in Indonesia. When you are diving … Continue reading

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Smallest fish in the world

Scientists have discovered a fish living in forest swamps on the Indonesian island of Sumatra that is only 7.9mm long. The species of fish belongs to the carp family and is called Paedocypris progenetica . It is the world’s smallest … Continue reading

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Facts about Cardinalfish

strong>Cardinalfish (Apogonidae) Cardinalfish are one of the largest families of Indo Pacific reef fish. An estimated 250 species are currently known, of which 150 species occur on or near reefs in the East Indian region, like the Gili Islands. It … Continue reading

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