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FISHING FISH. I was fortunate to free dive in the night with whale sharks during 2017 and this big whale shark was extra popular among a strange fish species called remora, or suckerfish. This hitch-hiking fish has a modified oval first dorsal fin that have evolved into a sucker-like organ. The disk is made up of membranes generate suction, and by sliding backward, the remora increase the suction, and it can release itself by swimming forward.
Despite the fact that many sea turtle populations are declining some people are known to use remoras to catch turtles. A rope is attached to the remora's tail, and when a turtle is close enough the fish is released. The remora usually heads directly for the turtle and quite often both remora and turtle can be hauled in. Some of the first records of the "fishing fish" in the Western literature come from the second voyage of Christopher Columbus. In ancient times, the remora was believed to stop a ship from sailing, and in Latin remora actually means "delay".
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