Opah has historically been
poorly studied. Particularly valued by restaurants, this exotic
deep water fish is generally harvested in small but nevertheless
significant quantities. Oceanic and apparently solitary they
feed on midwinter fishes and invertebrates, mainly squids. They
swim by flapping their pectoral fins.
copper, paper and glass
42 inches long
The facts collected to describe
each fish were pulled from various sources over the internet by Sealight Gallery's
staff. Sealight wants to acknowledge that we did not write any of the material
in regard to the descriptions, but we found the information collected fascinating.
We hope that in reprinting it readers will be inspired by it to save and preserve
the ocean and all of her glory.