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Facts about Sailfish


facts about sailfish

  1. Sailfish is is a carnivorous fish that reside in warm ocean waters
  2. The Sailfish is the fastest fish in the ocean. It can reach speeds of 110 km per hour (68 miles per hour)
  3. The average lifespan is 8 years
  4. Sailfish reside in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans
  5. Sailfish can grow from 5.7 feet (1.7m) up to 11 feet (3.3m) and can weigh between 120 (54 kg) to 220 lbs (100 kg)
  6. Sailfish eggs hatch 36 hours after the female lays them
  7. Sailfish are migratory fish so they are always on the move
  8. Their diets consist of squid and flying fish, but also of jacks, mackerels, and tuna
  9. Sailfish begin reproduction in April, but most of this activity goes on during the summer months
  10. They usually raise their sails when excited or swimming on the surface


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