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May 09, 2011

Albia Dugger

Although the tomtate is very similar in appearance to snapper, the two are not closely related.
This New Zealand fish is actually a mackeral.
Swordfish are actually heating themselves with the warmer surface water, not the sunlight.
You can predict ocean waves by applying standard weather information to a formula.
What kind of worms live inside the stomachs of dolphins?
Q: While live-bait fishing off Miami Beach, Florida, we caught this 7 1/2-foot, 76-pound billfish that looks like a cross between a white marlin and an Atlantic sailfish. The second half of the dorsal fin was grown out part of the way like a sailfish, but the leading part of the dorsal looked similar to that of a white marlin. Could this be a result of a previous catch and release (although there were no other signs of trauma) or just a deformed fin? - Capt.
Q: I caught this small, red fish while deep-dropping in the Bahamas. Can you identify it and provide some information on how big it gets? - Capt. Bill Harrison, Miami, FloridaA: It's a spinythroat scorpionfish (Pontinus nematophthalmus), a fairly rare sport catch. This species has a short snout - about the same length as the diameter of its eye - which differentiates it from its cousin the longsnout scorpionfish (P. castor). It also lacks the very long third dorsal spine found in its other local relative, the longspine scorpionfish (P. longispinus).
The permit (Trachinotus falcatus), also called great pompano or Indian River permit, is found in the western Atlantic from Massachusetts to Brazil. The greatest concentrations occur off south Florida, where the biggest fish reside. Shallow-water schooling fish, permit prefer sandy flats and reefs in 100 feet of water or less. Although they are occasionally seen in schools of great numbers, they tend to become more solitary with age. A member of the jack family (Carangidae), permit are closely related to the Florida pompano (T. carolinus) and the palometa (T.
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