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Energy Acquisition, Growth, Development, and Reproduction - Fish

Energy Acquisition, Growth, Development, and Reproduction

Fish Diets

Fish eat a wide variety of food items. The world’s largest fish—the whale shark—eats microscopic food items called plankton. The term plankton describes any aquatic organism that cannot swim against a current. Examples of plankton in a whale shark’s diet include tiny crustaceans, fish eggs, and jellyfish.

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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.