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2008-12-03 07:40:00

NORMANDY PARK, Wash., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With large waves crashing over their boats in the frigid waters of the Bering Sea off the western coast of Alaska while the music of popular rocker Bon Jovi blares in the background, a group of crab fishermen are being taped for their reality TV show, The Deadliest Catch. No one could have predicted the growth in popularity for the commercial fishing industry. Or could they? Author Dr. Dayton L. Alverson, a Marine Biologist, talks about the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'