|DID YOU KNOW?
The fish that swim in North Carolina’s coastal waters out to three miles offshore belong to you, along with all the other citizens of this state - coastal fisheries are a public trust resource. And if they are migratory fish that travel up and down the east coast, you share ownership with all the other citizens of the United States.
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Down in the mouth! Fish are some of the biggest seafood eaters in the world! Squid, shrimp, and their neighbor fish are among their favorite foods.
The eyes have it! Fish don't have the best eyesight so bright and shiny lures help get their attention.
FINtastic! Fish swim by flexing their bodies and use their fins to help maneuver.
Gill skills. Fish breathe with their gills taking oxygen from the water as it passes over their gills.
Fish tails. Some fish have spots on their tails which confuses predators because the spots look like eyes. The predator doesn't know if he is looking at the front or back end of the fish and by the time he figures it out the slippery fish has escaped!
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