Trivia question for Jul-02-2011
Olivia was scared of these guys when she first saw one but now that she researched about them, she is more understanding and decided to include them in her trivia.
These fish are found in brackish and marine waters of the Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea, etc. The fish lives close to the surface and has a migratory pattern similar to that of the mackerel, arriving a short time before the latter to spawn. It is long and slender, sometimes 2 or 3 feet in length.
So here are Olivia’s questions: Tell us what this fierce looking fish is and tell us what many fisherman who consider these fish to be ‘trash fish’, do to them when they catch one? Also, native Americans used the scales of these fish for a particular reason, tell us what that was?
Good Luck 😉
Congratulations to Fahad from Saudi Arabia for sending us the correct answers to our trivia. The odd looking fish is the Garfish. The garfish, or sea needle, is a pelagic needlefish found in brackish and marine waters of the Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea, etc.
Fisherman who deem these fish as ‘trash-fish’ will often just throw them on the bank and let them die of suffocation, or they break the jaw of the fish and throw them back in the water… all because they think the fish robs them of their commercial type fish.
Native Americans used the scales of these fish as spears and arrowheads. In the past, the scales of garfish have been used for jewelry and the skins as leather for handbags. Here is more on these fish. Garfish
Thanks for playing along 😉