Time and Tide Bell ~ 200Fish

A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

#200Fish is a community project to create works of art based on each of the species of fish found in the North Sea

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Fish #187 Swordfish Xiphias gladius ~ Rodney Marsh

Embroidery, cotton material with cotton threads 21 x 27 cm


Swordfish often grow to reach 3 to 4 metres in length and can weigh up to 650kg. The female is usually larger than the male. They live for around 10 years. They prefer to live in warmer waters of between 10 and 240C but are often found in colder water temperatures down to 50C. The sword or bill is not used to spear prey but used to slash of injure the prey making it easier to catch and eat. Swordfish live on a wide range of prey such as Herring, Mackerel, Hake, Rock Fish and Squid. Spawning usually occurs in warmer waters and can be year round depending on location. The female can lay between 1million and 20 million pelagic eggs.

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