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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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