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A Quick Quiz About Atlantic Billfish

What do you know about Atlantic Billfish?

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  1. The largest species of Atlantic billfish is..?

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    The Atlantic Black Marlin
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    The Atlantic Blue Marlin
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    The Atlantic Narwhal
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    The Atlantic White Marlin
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    The Atlantic Blue Marlin

    The largest billfish, the Atlantic blue marlin, weighs up to 820 kg (1800 lb) and has been classified as a vulnerable species.

  2. Which species is not a billfish..?

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    Sailfish
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    Marlin
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    Spearfish
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    Bluefish
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    Bluefish

    The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only extant species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish found around the world.

  3. Which species of billfish is not found in the Atlantic?

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    Blue Marlin
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    Striped Marlin
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    Sailfish
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    Spearfish
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    Striped Marlin

    The striped marlin, Kajikia audax, is a species of marlin found in tropical to temperate Indo-Pacific oceans.

  4. Billfish use their bills to..?

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    To find crustaceans in the sandy bottom
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    It's actually just a physical mutation with no purpose
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    To spear prey
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    To point north
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    To spear prey

    Billfish are characterized by their spear-like bill. These predatory fish use their speed and strength to slash at their prey and stun them before devouring.

  5. How much does the world record Blue Marlin weigh?

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    1,401 pounds, 1 ounces
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    1,204 pounds, 4 ounces
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    4,500 pounds, 0 ounces
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    1,402 pounds, 2 ounces
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    1,402 pounds, 2 ounces

    It was caught by angler Paulo Amorim in Vitoria, Brazil on Feb. 29, 1992.

  6. Billfish regulate body temperature by..?

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    By utilizing water temp
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    By visiting the surface frequently
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    They are warm blooded and self regulate
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    By visiting the bottom frequently
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    By utilizing water temp

    These cold blooded species like to be in waters around 60-70 degs. Fahrenheit.

  7. Which species of Marlin has non-retractable fins..?

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    Blue Marlin
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    Black Marlin
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    Striped Marlin
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    White Marlin
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    Black Marlin

    The black marlin is the only marlin with non-retractable fins.

  8. What's the most commonly caught species of Atlantic Billfish?

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    White Marlin's
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    Miami Marlin's
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    Sailfish
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    Blue Marlin's
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    Sailfish

    Sailfish are the most frequently caught billfish on the Atlantic coast of these 4.

  9. What is the fastest fish in the ocean?

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    The Blue Marlin: There's no replacement for displacement
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    The Sailfish: Displacement? Pffft.
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    The Striped Marlin: I've got racing stripes built in brah'.
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    It's not any billfish at all...
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    The Sailfish

    The sailfish is the fastest fish in the world – able to swim at a speed of 68mph, followed by the marlin at 50mph.

  10. What is a common method deployed when fishing for Billfish?

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    Using "Buzz Baits"
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    "Walking the Dog"
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    Kite Fishing
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    Kite Fishing

    Though trolling is probably the most common, kite fishing is one of the regularly used methods for fishing for billfish from this list.

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