Fish

What Do Basking Sharks Eat?

What Do Basking Sharks Eat?

Although they are the second largest shark species in the world, basking sharks mainly feed on plankton, tiny marine animals

Whale Sharks – Now Officially The World’s Biggest Omnivore

Whale Sharks – Now Officially The World’s Biggest Omnivore

The whale shark is the world's largest omnivore after marine scientists' discovery that whale sharks eat plants. These massive animals are slow-moving, filter-feeding sharks and the largest known existing fish species

Can An Electric Eel Kill You?

Can An Electric Eel Kill You?

Electric eels are not true, but freshwater knifefish related more closely to catfish than eels. They are electric, however. They produce electricity to stun prey, defend themselves and communicate with other fish.

Skin Can See For Fish That Change Color

Skin Can See For Fish That Change Color

Scientists speculate that fish that change color with active camouflage don’t depend on their eyes to alter their appearance — they also sense light with their skin. But exactly how “skin vision” works remains an enigma.

Deep Sea Anglerfish And Light-Producing Bacteria Are In Cahoots

Deep Sea Anglerfish And Light-Producing Bacteria Are In Cahoots

Deep sea anglerfish have a lure on the head that resembles a light bulb. These fish live their lives more than 3,000 feet below the ocean surface where sunlight doesn't reach them

Pacific Herring

Pacific Herring

Pacific herring have a bluish-green back and silver-white sides and bellies; they are otherwise unmarked. The silvery color derives from guanine crystals embedded in their sides

Basking Shark

Basking Shark

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the world’s second-largest fish next to the whale shark (Rhincodon typus).