A Look At Mahi Mahi And Dolphin

by Mark George

Mahi mahi are a big fish frequently discovered in warm water throughout the globe. They are a popular fish for sport fisherman and also for commercial fishing because of their appealing flavor. Sport fishermen additionally prize them for their size and beauty. They are fun to catch, but they are not big enough to be taxing or exhausting to fight. They also look exceptionally handsome when mounted. They are approximately 30 to 40 pounds and their color schemes are always spectacularly bright.

Mahi mahi are often referred to as dolphinfish. This can be rather confusing to some people who fear they may in fact be related to dolphins or porpoises. They are also long and narrow, like the dolphin, since both are built for speed in the water. Simply put, mahi mahi are fish; porpoises are mammals that reside in the sea. Porpoises breath air, are warm blooded, give birth to live offspring and suckle their young. Fish breath through their gills, are cold blooded, lay eggs, and their young have to survive on their own as soon from the time they are hatch.

Dolphins are smooth, have a solitary dorsal fin and their heads are very streamlined, ending in a relatively long, slender "beak." You can also see the blowhole of a dolphin on the top of its back, when if it is close enough to you. Dolphins weigh at least 90 pounds. The mahi mahi has scales, a long dorsal fin that travels the whole length of its back and its head is rather round and is typically bright is green or blue in color. They are also much smaller than dolphins, hardly ever going beyond 40 pounds.

Dolphins have been judged to be one of the smartest mammals on the earth. Unlike the majority of fish, they will regularly acknowledge the presence of boats in the water and will play a game of tag and also chatter at the human passengers. They appear to delight in swimming in and out of the churned up water that follows fast moving boats or racing ahead of boats in a game of "Catch me if you can." Anybody who has actually seen or interacted with dolphins in the wild will never forget the experience.

Lots of tourists head to warm waters of the coasts of Florida, Texas, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands to fish and enjoy crystal clear waters. Here you will most likely encounter both dolphins and mahi mahi. If you are a fisherman, you will certainly get a kick out of the challenge of hooking one of these delicious, handsome, "strong fish." If you are a person who would rather enjoy photographing beauty and interacting with nature, keep your eyes open for the dolphins, you will be glad you did.

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