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Sailfish grow quickly, reaching 1.2–1.5 m (3 ft 11 in–4 ft 11 in) in length in a single year, and feed on the surface or at middle depths on smaller pelagic forage fish and squid. Individuals have been clocked at speeds up to 110 km/h (68 mph), which is one of the highest speeds reliably reported in any water organism. Generally, sailfish do not grow to more than 3 m (9.8 ft) in length via Ocean Defender - Hawaii FB Shawn Heinrichs Photographer.


Pa Kahawai Bone Carving Necklace. A traditional Maori fishing lure carved with a wooden shaft and bone barb. These were trawled behind the Maori long canoes to catch fast ocean going pelagic fish.


Two-Tank Dive at Isla Tortuga Tortuga Island is located 16 miles from Herradura Bay, about 40 minutes by boat across the Gulf of Nicoya. It is famous for its beautiful white sand beach, almost the only one the pacific coast of Costa Rica, and it is great diving and snorkeling.Dive here with schools of tropical and pelagic fish, jacks, eels, huge puffers, turtles, rays and white tip sharks. Depth from 30 to 60 feet.Visibility at Tortuga is between 20 and 50 feet depending on th...


Butterfly fish is a colorful marine fish, found mostly in coral reefs. This tropical fish is a common sight in the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Butterfly fish and the angelfish look more or less similar due to the several similarities in their physical appearance.


Tropical two-wing flyingfish (Exocoetus volitans) Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for long distances above the surface. Feed mostly on crustaceans and other planktonic animals. Preyed upon by swordfish, tunas and many other larger pelagic fishes . Native to the Ionian Sea, Zachynthos - Greece


1st Place, Novice DSLR: “Every summer schools of Starry Toado Pufferfish (Arothron firmamentum) start appearing at the Poor Knights Islands, off Northern New Zealand. Normally found in Pelagic waters, strong easterly winds blow the pufferfish into the marine reserve islands where they often survive for less than a few hours. The marine reserve offers a safe haven to many fish but the thriving population of Jacks and Bream make short work of this exotic delicacy.

E...Leptocephalus (meaning=slim heads) are ribbonlike, translucent, pelagic larva of marine eels and some freshwater eels and other members of Elopomorpha. Eels with this transparent larva stage includes some of the popular and mostly known eels such as Moray eel and garden eel.