Ocean pout live in frigid waters from Labrador in Canada to North Carolina and have evolved a blood protein that serves as antifreeze.
Name: Ocean pout (Zoarces americanus)
Where it lives: Western Atlantic Ocean, ranging from Labrador in Canada to North Carolina, in waters from near the shore to depths of almost 1,300 feet (400 meters).
What it eats: Crustaceans such as crabs and amphipods, echinoderms such as brittle stars, sand dollars and sea urchins, as well as polychaete worms and sea squirts. It’s currently not fully known whether they primarily suction feed from the seafloor or ambush their prey.
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