Pacific Ocean

Pacific Whiting (Mercluccius productus), also known as Pacific Hake; weight – approximately .6 kg (1.4 lb); length – up to 0.9 m (3 ft); lifespan – around 15 years. Whiting feed on shrimp, krill, and pelagic schooling fish, such as eulachon and Pacific Herring. As Whiting grow larger, fish make up a greater part of their diet. Pacific Whiting is found off the West Coast from Southern Baja California and the Gulf of California to the Gulf of Alaska. Image courtesy of NOAA.