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Piranhas at the New York Aquarium

Piranhas at the New York Aquarium

Red-bellied piranhas.

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September 17, 2016
Striped Searobin (Prionotus Evolans)

Striped Searobin (Prionotus Evolans)

This is a Striped Searobin (Prionotus Evolans) from the Triglidae family, commonly known as sea robins or gurnards.

Here are a few interesting things about sea robins. They make a croaking sound similar to a toad. Their skulls are fully armored and they have spines everywhere. They have spiny "legs" but they are not for walking. The "legs" are sensory organ used to search for food on the bottom. And look at these pectoral fins that look like wings.

How to catch: Sometimes you wish you knew how to not catch them. Striped Sea robins will take any bait and virtually any hook size.

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September 03, 2016
There Will Be a Storm
Portrait of a Smooth Dogfish (Mustelus canis)

Portrait of a Smooth Dogfish (Mustelus canis)

Smooth dogfish is the name of this shark species I hear most often. But it also called Atlantic smooth dogfish, dusky smooth-hound, grayish, nurse shark, smooth dog, or smooth-hound.
They are mostly found in shallow waters and often can be caught from shore.

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June 11, 2016
Common Spider Crab (Libinia Emarginata)

Common Spider Crab (Libinia Emarginata)

Libinia emarginata, the portly spider crab, common spider crab, nine-spined spider crab, or the ugliest crab of the Atlantic coast of North America.

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May 28, 2016
Magical Fish

Magical Fish

Pottery, painted. New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III (circa 1390-1352 B.C.E.) or Akhenaten (circa 1352-1336 B.C.E.). The fish represented is the perch or bolti (Tilapia nilotica), a creature that attracted the attention of the ancient Egyptians by its breeding habits. When bolti eggs have been deposited and fertilized, the female draws them into her mouth and keeps them there until they hatch. The Egyptians came to view the bolti as an animal capable of spontaneous generation and thus as a symbol of resurrection and rebirth.

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April 23, 2016
Pier Fishing

Pier Fishing

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April 05, 2016
Florida Fishing: Juvenile Atlantic Sharpnose Shark

Florida Fishing: Juvenile Atlantic Sharpnose Shark

Juvenile Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae. Gulf of Mexico.

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April 05, 2016
Florida Fishing: Gafftopsail Catfish (Bagre Marinus)

Florida Fishing: Gafftopsail Catfish (Bagre Marinus)

Catching catfish from the ocean was surprising at first. Then it became annoying. Now I know that there are saltwater species of catfish.

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April 04, 2016
Florida Fishing: Hardhead Catfish (Ariopsis Felis)
Ordered Fishing Hooks from China

Ordered Fishing Hooks from China

Ordered fishing hooks from China. Apparently, they have a different size system. Who has an aquarium? Not too big fish please.

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September 01, 2014
Sharks Killed for Trophies, Brooklyn

Sharks Killed for Trophies, Brooklyn

Sharks killed for trophies during annual tournaments. Brooklyn, New York.

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June 29, 2014
Caught by a Fluke
Sailing Away

Sailing Away

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June 03, 2012