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Antarctic Cod
2008-11-14 17:43:36

The Antarctic Cod (Dissostichus mawsoni), also known as the Tootfish, is a species of fish of the family Nototheniidae. It produces antifreeze glycoprotein that allows it to live in the frigid waters off the coast of Antarctica. Its distribution range is generally below 65 degrees South. It is mainly caught in the Ross Sea in the austral summer but has also been recorded south of the Indian...

Polar cod
2007-06-24 18:33:22

The Polar cod or Arctic cod, Boreogadus saida, is a fish of the family Gadidae, related to the true cod (genus Gadus). Note that there is another fish with the common name Arctic cod, Arctogadus glacialis. The Polar cod has a slender body, deeply forked tail, projecting mouth and a small whisker on its chin. It is plainly colored with brownish spots and a silvery body. It grows to a length...

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.