You are a large and powerful migratory fish that can be found in oceanic regions worldwide, including the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. You are cold blooded and have special organs next to your eyes that warm your brain and eyes to improve your vision. You are often identified by your sword, a long flat bill that helps you swim faster, hunt for food, and defend yourself. You can weigh as much as 1400lbs, eat mostly squid, fish, and crustaceans and use your sword-like bill by stunning your prey. You prefer to swim and hunt alone.
You were once a very popular restaurant entrée, served at restaurants around the world. While chefs, supermarkets and people have agreed to not eat as many swordfish, you still face overfishing in many parts of the world. It is also difficult to track and manage your population because you tend to swim across international borders.
I’m ellie and I’m a Swordfish.