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Sailfish

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Sailfish

Picture by: John Graves Picture taken on: June 2nd, 2006

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Sailfish live in warmer sections of all the oceans of the world. They are predominately blue to gray in color and have a characteristic erectile dorsal fin known as a sail, which often stretches the entire length of the back. Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of the swordfish and other marlins.