Fish, with nearly 27,000 living species, are the largest population of Vertebrate (backbone) animals. In fact, if you combined all the other Vertebrates, fish would still outnumber them.
A person who studies fish for a living is called an ichthyologist. Try saying it out loud. It’s pronounced ik-thee-ol-uh-jist. Congratulations, you just graduated from the 6th grade.
There are more species of fish than all the species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals combined.
Fish were well established long before dinosaurs roamed the earth. Fishermen came even later.
The world’s tiniest fish is the Stout Infant which is about a quarter-of-an-inch long. I guess you don’t need 10 lb test line to catch one of those.
Fish don’t have ears. They hear or feel vibrations along the lateral line of their bodies. Fishermen do have hears, but sometimes they don’t hear their wives.
In saltwater, fish drink constantly and rarely urinate. In fresh water, fish rarely drink and urinate constantly. This maintains the salt balance in their bodies.
Scientists can tell how old a fish is by reading the growth rings on the fish scales, a lot like they do with tree rings.
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. That stuff on the bottom of the lake mast taste pretty good.
West Pubnico, a small fishing village situated on the south shore of Nova Scotia, gets their name from the native Mi’kmaq word Pombcoup, meaning, “a hole that has been cut […]