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Marine Biologist Shows What A Baby Swordfish Looks Like
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Marine Biologist Shows What A Baby Swordfish Looks Like

Marine biologist Juan C. Levesque captured a stunning close-up of a tiny baby swordfish on his finger tip. “Gladiator of the sea”, the minuscule creature can be measured in millimetres, but when fully grown, reaches 3 meters in length!

“Born with a short snout and prickly scales, swordfish develop rapidly,” Levesque writes in his article on the species. “Researchers in the Mediterranean Sea estimated the average growth rate of post-larvae/juvenile swordfish at somewhere between one-eighth and one-quarter of an inch per day.”

The baby swordfish might look totally defenseless, but like Levesque writes, “these fish are fighters from day one.” Don’t let this baby fool you – he already feeds on other fish larvae!

More info: floridasportsman.com

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GretaBershteyn-Kosenko
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6 years ago

Wow

PriscillaBoix
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6 years ago

Soooo cute!!!!!!

OloKudy
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6 years ago

isn't she killing by taking this photo?!? :(

Arty
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6 years ago

depends for how long...but seems dead to me :P

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GretaBershteyn-Kosenko
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6 years ago

Wow

PriscillaBoix
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6 years ago

Soooo cute!!!!!!

OloKudy
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6 years ago

isn't she killing by taking this photo?!? :(

Arty
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6 years ago

depends for how long...but seems dead to me :P

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