29 September 2011


”A bluefish has jaws that move back and forth in a shearing motion, which allows a modestly sized individual to cut out chunks of flesh from larger prey. Henry Bigelow and William Schroeder, in Fishes of the Gulf of Maine, noted that the bluefish ‘is perhaps the most ferocious and bloodthirsty fish in the sea, leaving in its wake a trail of dead and mangled mackerel, menhaden, herring, alewives and other species on which it preys.’”

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