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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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

If you want to attract someone's attention, you wave. But sometimes, wildly flailing about can bring the wrong kind of interest. Do flapping fish beckon to hungry sharks?

By Josh Clark

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

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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

Not all sharks are the gigantic fish we see in popular fiction. The spined pygmy shark gets no larger than 9 inches long. Why don't we know much about them?

By Charles W. Bryant

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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The most dangerous shark is the one speeding toward you, right? But if you had to pick a shark to swim with, it wouldn't be one of these bad boys.

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

You probably keep an eye out for that telltale fin swimming toward you when you hit the beach. Did you ever think that there might be sharks on the ocean floor, too?

By Molly Edmonds

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

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They look harmlessly small for a shark. But their teeth carve bites out of seals, dolphins and even larger sharks. Guess what shape that bite leaves in the victim?

By Cristen Conger

A flying fish is a fish with large fins that help it to glide through the air. Most flying fish live in tropical and subtropical areas of the ocean.

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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

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

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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

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

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Humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks every year. Some of these sharks are harvested for their supposedly cancer-fighting cartilage. Is there any truth to the claim?

By Charles W. Bryant

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

Mellow probably isn't the first word that you think of when it comes to sharks, but these slackers of the sea could change your mind. What's their life of leisure like?

By Molly Edmonds

"Jaws" scared movie audiences into staying away from the water. But for some, especially some free-diving abalone hunters, a bloodthirsty shark isn't just a story.

By Charles W. Bryant

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Great whites are the flashy man-eaters of the silver screen. But bull sharks may be the most dangerous, with a dinner menu that sometimes consists of sloths, dogs and cows. What can you say? They're opportunists.

By Charles W. Bryant

Sharks can have up to 15 rows of teeth growing behind their front row of chompers, so it's no surprise how many shark teeth litter beaches. But why do people collect them?

By Charles W. Bryant