Fish ID: The Checkerboard wrasse
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everything you always wanted to know about "checkerboard wrasse"
 FUN FACTS

- It starts his life as a female then will change its sex to a male later in life
- It changes colors during its life
- Females are lager and more colorful than males
- As a defense mechanism they shoot water at potential threats

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Fish ID: The Octopus
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everything you always wanted to know about "octopus"
 FUN FACTS

- Octopuses have 3 hearts. 2 are working exclusively to move blood to the gills, and the other one to move blood to the organs
- Their arms have neurons. In fact, two third of their neurons are located in their arms and not in their heads
- Octopuses die shortly after mating. Both gender are programmed to die after the process
- The ink they spray doesn't only hide them, it also harms their enemies

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Fish ID: The Humpback whale
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everything you always wanted to know about "Humpback whale"
 FUN FACTS

- You can estimate the age of the whale with from the amount and the layers of cerumen they have in their ears
- They can not breath through their mouth, only through their blowhole located on the top of their head
- Whales don't drink. They stay hydrated by metabolizing the water found in the food they eat
- For the first months of their life, like all mammals, whales nurse their youngs 
- Humpback whales can jump up to 5 meters out of the water

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Fish ID: The Thresher shark
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everything you always wanted to know about "thresher shark"
 FUN FACTS

- They are also called "fox sharks" due to their high level of intelligence
- They have warm blood, they are one of a few shark specie that have "endothermic capabilities" (special thermoregulation system)
- The largest known Thresher Sharks spotted had a length of more than 6 meters and weight about 500-600 kgs
- Due to their population depletion, new laws have been enacted to protect this species from upsetting the fragile balance of the marine ecosystem, especially since these sharks have a low reproductive rate as compared to other shark

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Fish ID: The Moray eel
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everything you always wanted to know about "moray"
 FUN FACTS

- Morays have two sets of jaws like the monster in Alien
- The long fin on their backs is in fact composed by three smaller ones
- The green moray is actually brown, it looks green because it is secreting a mucus which destroys red blood cells and changes its appearance
- Morays are nocturnal
- They often can be spotted mouth open, because this is how they breathe (passing water through their mouths past their gills)

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