Fish ID: The Octopus
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 FUN FACTS

- Octopuses have 3 hearts. 2 are working exclusively to move blood to the gills, and the other one to move blood to the organs
- Their arms have neurons. In fact, two third of their neurons are located in their arms and not in their heads
- Octopuses die shortly after mating. Both gender are programmed to die after the process
- The ink they spray doesn't only hide them, it also harms their enemies

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Fish ID: The Humpback whale
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 FUN FACTS

- You can estimate the age of the whale with from the amount and the layers of cerumen they have in their ears
- They can not breath through their mouth, only through their blowhole located on the top of their head
- Whales don't drink. They stay hydrated by metabolizing the water found in the food they eat
- For the first months of their life, like all mammals, whales nurse their youngs 
- Humpback whales can jump up to 5 meters out of the water

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Fish ID: The Thresher shark
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 FUN FACTS

- They are also called "fox sharks" due to their high level of intelligence
- They have warm blood, they are one of a few shark specie that have "endothermic capabilities" (special thermoregulation system)
- The largest known Thresher Sharks spotted had a length of more than 6 meters and weight about 500-600 kgs
- Due to their population depletion, new laws have been enacted to protect this species from upsetting the fragile balance of the marine ecosystem, especially since these sharks have a low reproductive rate as compared to other shark

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Fish ID: The Moray eel
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 FUN FACTS

- Morays have two sets of jaws like the monster in Alien
- The long fin on their backs is in fact composed by three smaller ones
- The green moray is actually brown, it looks green because it is secreting a mucus which destroys red blood cells and changes its appearance
- Morays are nocturnal
- They often can be spotted mouth open, because this is how they breathe (passing water through their mouths past their gills)

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Fish ID: The clownfish
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 FUN FACTS

- Clownfish are not great swimmers. They mostly hide in anemones, and when they do venture out, their swimming patterns are very erratic
- Schools of clownfish have a strict hierarchy, with the most aggressive female at the top
- All clownfish are born male. When the dominant female dies, the dominant male will turn itself into a female

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Fish ID: The batfish (Platax)
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everything you always wanted to know about "Batfish" (platax)
FUN FACTS

- They are only 5 species that are considered as “the true batfish” genus
- These 5 “true batfishes” change drastically between the juvenile and adult phase of their lifecycles (shape, color, fins)
- Juveniles batfishes are highly social and can integrate a school of fish from other species

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