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Black Marlin Facts

Black Marlin jumping out of water
Black Marlin

Introduction - Black Marlin

Making the list of the ten fastest animals in the world is the speedy Black Marlin. It is the fastest fish in the world and can swim faster than the incredibly fast cheetah can run. This fish can reach amazing speeds of up to 80 miles per hour (129 km/h) which is estimated by the speed in which they can unwind a fishing line once hooked. Its size and speed make it one of the most sought after fish for sports fisherman. On this page is a list of interesting facts about the Black Marlin. Information on this page includes where they can be found, what they eat, and why they are called Black Marlins.

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Black Marlin Basic Facts

Black Marlin Physical Characteristics