Amazing Facts About Cod

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Only targeted by humans

Humans are the only species that attack adult cod fish.

Slow swimmers

The cod don’t swim fast and normally live in large group known as “schools”.

Can travel

Cods will travel up to 200 miles if they need to reach their breeding grounds during the mating season.

Males show their fins to court

The male cod will showcase if fins as a part of his courtship. The female will now swim with him as they stay together as she spawns.

Female cod lay a ton of eggs

Female cods will lay up to 5 million eggs, these eggs will be consumed by other creatures. The other eggs that survive will usually hatch in 8 to 23 days from her spawning.

Long life span

The Atlantic cod can live up to 25 years while they’re in the wild.

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