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Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua)

The Atlantic Cod or Gadus morhua is one of the most popular fish to catch and eat. They are often found at or near the bottom in the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean and the North Sea. This type of Cod can grow to about 6-1/2' in length and have a brown or green coloration with small spots on its dorsal side. The Atlantic Cod has an odd barbel like whisker right on its chin. Altantic Cod feed on shrimp, amphipods, clams, mussles, crabs, lobsters and anything else they can find. Known for their light flavoring, they are a favorite among people throughout the world.

This fish's population crashed during the 1990's, but has since recovered in the years following. If you have anything you would like to add to this article such as recipes or fishing tips please leave them below in the comments. To check out the Atlantic Cod in action take a look at the video below...

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