WATERY WEDNESDAY# 38
It’s Watery Wednesday again we’re off to the Northern Pacific ocean to meet a special and very toxic fish! We’ll stay in our sub to check this fish out! We have plenty of room, so who’s coming?
MEET THE FUGU!
Diet: Carnivore: fish
Length: up to 6”
Conservation Status: Common
- Fugu means “river pig” in Japanese.
- They are also known as blowfish.
- Fugus are highly toxic and release their toxins in the water to deter predators. If that doesn’t work, they inflate themselves!
- They have beak like mouths with strong teeth and jaws.
- Their toxin is strong enough to kill 30 adult humans.
- Fugus breed around the full and new moons in spring time. They actually spawn on the beach during high tide!
We’ll keep our distance from this fish! People do eat them in Japan and it can be very dangerous! We think we’ll leave these amazing fish swimming in the ocean!