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The Oceans' Incredible Saltwater Fish

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You may not see them often if you live next to a river or lake, but our seas are filled with amazing saltwater fish. The oceans contain 99% of the living space on our planet, and more than 50% of all known species inhabit them. Those are some incredible figures. Even more incredible is the sheer range of habitats the oceans represent—from shallow coastal waters to intricate reefs, from the Antarctic to the tropics, and from open blue water to chasms in the ocean floor. That vast range of habitats means not only vast numbers of fish, but also a vast range of species.

Through natural selection, species have been shaped over millennia by their chosen habitats—made smaller, larger, flatter, quicker, brighter or better camouflaged. We’ve gathered the pick of the bunch in this playlist dedicated to the oceans’ most incredible fish. There are predators and prey, some of the world’s best known fish, and a few you may have yet to discover.

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Great white sharks leap out of the water in pursuit of their favorite food - seals. See all National Geographic videos: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/?source=4001
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For more, visit http://animal.discovery.com/tv/wild-kingdom/#mkcpgn=ytapl1 | Where do manta rays go when they leave the warm, shallow reefs of Mozambique? New satellite tracking data suggests they go further, and deeper, than anyone previously thought.
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The biggest stingray I have ever seen in my life, found at 120 feet depth at the spectacular soft-coral dominated dive site, "Devil's Rock", Anilao, Philippines.
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Ocean triggerfish, sometimes called tallies, have the same body shape and swimming style as other triggerfish. Learn about the oval-shaped body and long dorsal fins of the ocean triggerfish with help from a scuba diving instructor in this free video on fish identification and marine life. Expert: Don Stark Bio: Don Stark is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with over 20 years of active diving experience. Filmmaker: Don Stark
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A single Pacific Lionfish can reduce the juvenile fish stock by 80% in just five weeks. Find out how Bermuda is fighting back against this invasive species threatening their reefs.
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It seems like David vs. Goliath, but this pufferfish breaks out its secret defense against a moray eel... and saves both their lives in the process. Pufferfish Animal Profile http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/pufferfish/
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The four-eyed butterfly fish is one of the five most common butterfly fish species that can be seen while snorkeling in Florida or the Caribbean. Discover how to look for the gray to yellowish-white coloration of the four-eyed butterfly fish with help from a scuba diving instructor in this free video on fish identification and marine life. Expert: Don Stark Bio: Don Stark is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with over 20 years of active diving experience. Filmmaker: Don Stark
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Goliath Grouper is distinguished by its great size. Watch this free video of Goliath Grouper to make identification much easier. Expert: Don Stark Bio: Don Stark is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with over 20 years of active diving experience. Filmmaker: Don Stark
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How does the whale shark feed its colossal 10-ton appetite? See all National Geographic videos: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/?source=4001
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http://www.spanishflytv.com Trolling for sailfish using a dredge as a teaser! When Sailfish are on bait balls, using dredges to simulate a school of bait can be one of the ways to pull them off the bait ball and onto your hook bait.
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Yellowtail Snapper fish are easily identified in the tropical waters of the Caribbean by their bright yellow stripes. Learn to identify Yellowtail Snapper fish with tips from a Caribbean scuba instructor in this free tropical fish identification video. Expert: Don Stark Contact: www.ScubaVisions.com Bio: Don Stark has over 20 years of active diving experience. He has been a frequent participant on fish collecting expeditions in the Bahamas with New England Aquarium staff. Filmmaker: Don Stark