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Dog fish

What are dogfish?

Dogfish, (order Squaliformes), any of several small sharks making up an order of  fishes composed of the families gulper sharks.



Where do you find dogfish?

Spiny dogfish are found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Greenland to Argentina and in the eastern Atlantic from Iceland and Murmanski Coast (Russia) to South Africa including the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and the British coast.

What do dogfish eat?

They eat a mild, white fish with a large flake, which makes it a nice substitute for cod. It retains some of the flavour of what it eats, which includes crustaceans and smaller fish.


Why is a shark called dogfish?

 Dogfish sharks are gregarious (social) and travel in schools of hundreds to thousands of individuals. They are called dogfish because they travel and hunt in packs.



How does plastic affect dogfish?



A Dogfish was found on Dunster beach in West Somerset with an SIS caffeine energy gel wrapper lodged in its mouth.


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