Pacific Ocean

Pacific Cod (Gadus microcephalus), also known as Cod, Alaska Cod, Gray Cod, True Cod; weight – up to 15 kg (33 lb); length – up to 1.8 m (6 ft); lifespan – 20 years or less. Pacific Cod school together and move seasonally from deep outer and upper continental shelf areas (where they spawn) to shallow middle-upper continental shelf feeding grounds. They feed on clams, worms, crabs, shrimp, and juvenile fish. Image courtesy of NOAA.