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Updated on June 08, 2015

The Lord picked the Saltwater Sail-cat Fish to Remind Us of His Misery

An actual skull of a saltwater catfish nicknamed Sailcat.
An actual skull of a saltwater catfish nicknamed Sailcat. | Source

Melborne Beach Florida

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What does a Sailcat fish look like?

Saltwater Catfish (Sailcat) Skull and Stones

See Our Lord on the cross?
See Our Lord on the cross? | Source
Sailcat skull. See the roman shield?
Sailcat skull. See the roman shield? | Source
Sailcat stones taken from the fish bone
Sailcat stones taken from the fish bone | Source

The Legend of the Crucifix Fish

Of all the fishes in the sea,

Our Lord chose the lonely Sailcat,

to remind us of his misery.

His body on the cross is outlined,

the hilt of the sword,

which was plunged into his side,

is clearly defined.

Look at the back of the fish bone,

where the Roman shield is shown.

When you shake the cross

you will hear the dice being tossed,

for Our Lord's blood stained dress.

Those who hear them will be blessed.

This was penned by the Author CONRAD S LANTZ .

Note: The stones (dice) are located under the arms of the crucifix. The shaking of the Sail-cat's head would rattle these stones to warn other Sail -cats of approaching danger.

This Sail- cat fish was so called because his top fin is big like the sail on a sailboat. This Catfish also has three very sharp bones that are inside each of it's fins. So you need a towel to pick up this fish and pick it up so the fins are between your fingers and hold on to it tight. These fin bones are razor sharp and I have seen one go almost threw someone's hand. Also their sting is worst than a bee sting and the fin bones can cause huge infections on your hands if you don't immediately rinse with bleach or alcohol.

Arrow Shaped Sand Dollar

Arrow shaped sand dollar. See the star?
Arrow shaped sand dollar. See the star? | Source
See the Poinseta?
See the Poinseta? | Source

Sand Dollars

There are many shapes and sizes of sand dollars but these icons all have the same message of Our Lords Life. Watch the video to hear the legend connected to this awesome shell found on many beaches in Florida. Pictured here is an arrowhead sand dollar.

Shark Egg Case

Shark egg pod (case)
Shark egg pod (case) | Source

What are Shark egg pods?

There are about one hundred different varieties of sharks that are born from egg pods. This is called oviparity. Some oviparous sharks are the Zebra Shark, Coral Banded Shark (Shown in the video), Cat Sharks, Carpet Sharks and the more familiar Bullhead Sharks.

The male sharks fertilize the eggs in the female shark. Then the eggs are deposited into the egg pods and released into the saltwater. These egg pods attach themselves to coral and algae.

The shark egg pods are soft at first but the salt water hardens them. The sharks grow in the pods, hatch, and then the pods float to the shore. This shark pod I found on Melbourne Beach Florida. There was a small slit in the side of it so I knew the shark was born out of it.

Hope you enjoyed my Saltwater fun facts and Enjoy your Easter weekend. Thank you for reading.

Shark being born from an egg pod.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very interesting. I nice quick pace with cool facts and pictures

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I did enjoy your facts and thank you! Have a great Easter Weekend!

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ Thank you Ericdierker. I appreciate your comments.

      @ Thanks a lot Billy Buc. Always great to hear from you and right back atcha!

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      Sueswan 3 years ago

      Hi Suzzycue,

      I found this hub fascinating. I never knew sharks are born from egg pods.

      Voted up and sharing

      Happy Easter,


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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you Sueswan for the compliment and Happy Easter to you also.

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