Fish

Fish are an incredibly diverse group of animals. Read these articles to find out about all kinds of unique and different fish.

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In the past decade, several two-headed shark fetuses have been discovered. Is there something going on in the oceans we should know about?

By Jesslyn Shields

Think science has sharks all figured out? Think again. We still have so many unanswered questions about the aquatic marvels.

By Jesslyn Shields

Electric eels actually aren't eels at all, but they certainly are electric. Their shock can kill animals in surrounding waters, but could it take down a human?

By Laurie L. Dove

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Most of us would take to the seas a bit easier without any hammerheads, blacktips or bull sharks patrolling the waters below. The truth is, however, sharks help maintain a balanced ecosystem.

By Chris Opfer

King of the herrings! What regal creature would have such a majestic history? It's the giant oarfish, and it's surfaced everywhere from sailors' nightmares to Southern Cali. Meet the longest bony fish ever!

By Kate Kershner

Oooooh, barracuda! It's not just a Heart song -- it's also a dinner dish. But should you be as suspicious of this creature on your plate as scuba divers are of encountering it in the water?

By Cristen Conger

A shark is coming at you. It opens its mouth wide, baring teeth. Will you be able to reach around and poke it in the eyes without losing an arm?

By Cristen Conger

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Sharks scare us to death. What scares them? Magnets. Researchers have tossed magnets in the water and watched the sharks dart away. But what could be so repugnant about a magnet?

By Cristen Conger

It's scary enough to imagine a shark's toothy jaw snapping at your half-submerged body in the ocean. But the actual impact of its massive mouth clamping down? Surprisingly wimpy.

By Josh Clark

If your ears picked up on a 40-hertz signal, you might wonder what the annoying sound was all about. But if you're a shark and you hear this "yummy hum," it might mean it's dinner time.

By Josh Clark

Scuba divers, leave your bling at home. Don't wear yellow when you swim in the ocean. We hear all sorts of advice designed to keep sharks at bay. But is it legit?

By Josh Clark

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Perhaps you prefer a nice filet mignon with a red wine reduction, but according to one source, dogs are a shark's favorite meal. Where do they find pups in the deep?

By Josh Clark

The biggest shark in the world is longer than a school bus. But taking people to sea to swim with these giants has become a big industry.

By Charles W. Bryant

You've heard the stat. You're more likely to be struck by lightning than be attacked by a shark. Still, wouldn't it be nice to know that your next aquatic destination doesn't fall on this list?

By Molly Edmonds & Patrick J. Kiger

Even the most maniacally energetic people can appreciate crashing on the couch occasionally. Can sharks take the same break without dying?

By Molly Edmonds

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Sharks have a bad reputation, but is it warranted? Maybe for these 10, which are considered the most dangerous of all.

By Molly Edmonds & Patrick J. Kiger

Hammerheads have itty-bitty mouths, a tall dorsal fin and an impressively odd noggin. Why do these creatures of the deep look so strange?

By Charles W. Bryant

The good news is, you're not likely to meet with one of these creatures on your next beach vacation. If you did, it wouldn't be a pretty sight.

By Cristen Conger

They range in size from 8 inches to 60 feet, so obviously their food preferences will differ. Sometimes what seems like a good meal, isn't, so they spit it out. That includes humans.

By Cristen Conger

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Ever wonder -- as you're treading water in the ocean -- how a shark might hunt you down? They have a special sense that helps them locate prey.

By Cristen Conger

The lure of a free meal is enough to get most of us moving and maybe even throwing an elbow or two as we battle for the last slice of pizza. Compared to sharks though, our feeding frenzies are tame.

By Molly Edmonds

Sharks have been around longer than the dinosaurs. After a few hundred million years, it's humans that might kill them off.

By Charles W. Bryant

World-famous 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin, died on Sept. 4, 2006, in a shocking accident with a stingray. But stingray-related fatalities are almost unheard of, so what happened? Find out.

By Julia Layton

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People are so fascinated with this fierce, fast ocean predator that they've lowered themselves into steel cages to observe it up close. If you read this article though, you won't have to do that.

By Molly Edmonds

You think you and your siblings don't get along? Try being a shark. You might not even make it out of the womb without your brother or sister eating you.

By Molly Edmonds