Posts tagged ‘Pacific Ocean’

What is a Barracuda Fish?

Fiercest Fish

Barracuda are pikelike saltwater fish.  They are sometimes called “tiger of the sea” because of their pierce nature.

One of the fiercest of fishes is the barracuda.  These slender, pikelike fishes with jutting jaws and razorlike teeth live in the warmer waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

There are several kinds of barracudas.  The largest of them is the great barracuda.  This big fish may grow to be 6 feet long.  It is sometimes called the “tiger of the sea.”

It seems to fear nothing and may attack anything that moves in the water, including man.  In fact, many people think some barracudas are more to be feared than most sharks.

When the barracuda finds a school of fish, it slowly stalks them, then dives into their midst, biting and slashing with its sharp teeth and powerful jaws.

Barracuda are among the fastest fishes.  A four-foot-long barracuda can swim 25 miles an hour of more, for short distances. – Dick Rogers

 

What is a gooney bird?

The playful and sometimes comical sea birds commonly seen on Midway Island in Pacific Ocean are often call gooney birds.

The gooney bird is really a large albatross, resembling an overgrown sea gull.

Albatross

Its long, narrow wings, often stretching seven feet from tip to tip, allow it to glide and sail over the water for hours with barely a wingbeat.

It sometimes follows a ship for days, feeding on scraps of food thrown from the ship.

When not nesting, the gooney ranges the high seas, seldom coming close enough to be seen from land.

After several months at sea, the bird seems to have forgotten how to land when it arrives at its nesting grounds.

The touchdown speed is usually far too great, and the once graceful flier becomes an undignified gooney bird awkwardly sprawling across the ground. – Dick Rogers

 

What is a barracuda?

Barracuda

One of the fiercest of fishes is the barracuda.

These slim, alert fishes with jutting jaws and razorlike teeth can be found living in the warmer parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.

There are several kinds of barracudas.  The largest of them is the great barracuda.  This bit fish may grow to be a 6 feet long.

It has strong jaws and a mouthful of razor-sharp teeth that may be nearly an inch long.

It is sometimes called the “tiger of the sea”.  It fears nothing, and will attack anything that moves in the water, including man.

Sharks are often blamed for wounds really made  this fearsome fish.  In fact, many people think barracudas are more to be feared than most sharks.

When it finds a school of fish, the barracuda slowly stalks them.  Then it dives into their midst, biting and slashing with its sharp teeth.  – Dick Rogers