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Can you tell us the age of a fish?

One way to tell the age of a fish is by looking at its scales. They have growth rings just like trees. These are called circuli. Clusters of them are called annuli. Each annuli show one year. Like the picture … 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 Hammerheads Sharks

The Hammerhead Shark The Hammerhead Shark. Take one look at this amazing fish and you’ll know how it got its name. The scientific name for its hammerhead shaped head is called Cephalofil. There are 9 different species of Hammerheads: •Winghead … Continue reading

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Facta about Stargazers

Stargazers (Uranoscopidae) Stargazers are named for their peculiar appearance with eyes positioned dorsally on the head, usually with protruding eyes that are directed upward. The body is moderately elongate and depressed anteriorly. The large head is almost entirely encased in … Continue reading

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