Not so Boring Boardbills
Imagine you are swimming 50 miles per hour,in the deep waters,your predators dart away when they see a glimpse of you,trying to get away from your flat bill or also a sword.Swordfish are amazing and intelligent fish. Swordfish are important when it comes to their habitat,body structure and diet.
Swordfish are found in many places such as the Indian,Pacific and Atlantic ocean. Swordfish prefer warmer waters but will take any temperature. These terrific top-speed swimmers migrate to warmer waters during the winter and cooler waters during the summer. They live in different depths of the ocean including the surface which they jump out, This is called breaching. The fascinating fish do not swim in groups or schools.
Would you believe that swordfish lose their teeth in adulthood? Swordfish are usually 6 feet and weigh 50-200 pounds. They grow fast and can reach 14 feet in length and weigh 1,200 pounds. Can you believe that their eye is as big as a softball? These grey creatures have a long crescent shaped tail. Swordfish have a tall front dorsal fin and a much smaller dorsal fin, and pectoral fins. Swordfish bellies are cream colored while the top of their bodies are silvery gray-blue to brown. Male swordfish tend to be smaller than females.
It is important for swordfish to eat daily. These appealing sea animals eat other fish such as mackerel, bluefish, hake and herring as well as squid and octopus. It's true that they eat and feed at the surface all they way down to 2,00 feet deep. Swordfish are carnivores and eat other fish whole too. The challenging fish hunt and eat at night. These risky creatures must eat daily and use their great speed to catch other fish. They attack larger fish by splashing at them with their sharp bill and then eating them. They rely on their speed and occasionally their sword-like bill to thrash their prey into submission.
Swordfish Word Wall
Swordfish are super
Sister and brothers they all
Are the same
Miles per hour
With its prey darting away.
Nothing can stop them from
After all they're the top of the
Food Chain and the
Top 10 fastest swimmers
In the ocean
You can't deny itTheir so super!