Fish Facts: Bigeye Sixgill Shark – Hexanchus Nakamurai

The Bigeye Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus nakamurai) owes its name, obviously, to the fact that it is a rare six gill shark as apposed to the regular five gill slits and too its rather large green eye. The bigeye sixgill shark exact range isn’t really known and it is believed that it probably lives in areas … Read more

Fish Facts: Roughback Batfish – Ogcocephalus Parvus

Roughback Batfish inhabit the western Atlantic from North Carolina and the northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil but suppose to be absent from the bahamas although I have one report from the area. Roughback Batfish are fairly rare and can be found among grassy patches. They aren’t fast swimmers and instead ambush their prey. Batfish … Read more

Piebald Whitetail Buck Picture

Piebald deer will be mostly white with some brown spots, and their eyes will resemble those of an ordinary deer, not pink like true albino whitetail. Piebald deer are killed every year but are very rare. A true trophy in many hunters eyes, including mine. Piebald deer will be mostly white with some brown spots, … Read more

Fish Facts: Pacific Herring – Clupea Pallasii

Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii), inhabit the inshore waters of the Pacific Ocean from California to Alaska. Pacific herring are a small fish that reaches sizes about 9 inches sometimes larger. Herring are shiny fish with bluish green colouration on their backs and shiny silver sides and bellies. Herring travel in large schools. Pacific Herring spawn … Read more

Oil Rig Fishing Locations

Name Lat/Long Depth Block Miles to Pass Heading from Pass Date Comments RIGS BM1HH N 29 06.231 W 090 09.098 4.9 miles from Bell Pass 68 Flare (Fourchon) BM3I N 29 04.403 W 090 10.318 3.4 miles from Bell Pass 96 Flare (Fourchon) Black Tank N 29 30.932 W 89 24.245 Central Rig N 29 … Read more

Fish Facts: Sauger – Sander Canadensis

The sauger Sander canadensis is a freshwater fish that close resembles a walleye. They are the most migratory perchlike species in North America. They can be distinguished from walleyes by the distinctly spotted dorsal fin, by the lack of a white splotch on the tail fin and by the rough skin over their gillplate, and … Read more

Animal World: Fox Squirrels – Sciurus Niger

The Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) is the largest species of tree squirrels in North America. They range from the East Coast excluding New England, Colorado, and Texas and have been introduced into Northern California. Fox squirrels prefer woods/forest as any tree squirrel would, but they mostly-Chincoteague Brian Gratwicke inhabit forest with an open understory and … Read more