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2008-06-16 15:00:20

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF DENNYSVILLE - Upon first glance, the dark patches in the small river that bisects this small Washington County town appear to be shadows cast by trees or pools too deep for even the midday sun to penetrate. But then the shadow moves and, if the sun hits just right, the dark mass begins to glitter. Suddenly it becomes clear that the sandy river bottom is actually hidden beneath several thousand fish swimming in synchronicity. Untold hundreds of...

2008-06-16 09:00:00

DENNYSVILLE, Maine -- Upon first glance, the dark patches in the small river that bisects this small Washington County town appear to be shadows cast by trees or pools too deep for even the midday sun to penetrate. But then the shadow moves and, if the sun hits just right, the dark mass begins to glitter. Suddenly it becomes clear that the sandy river bottom is actually hidden beneath several thousand fish swimming in synchronicity. Untold hundreds of thousands of alewives leave their...


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2007-04-03 00:29:38

The Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, is the one of the most abundant species of fish on the planet. They can be found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean congregating together in large schools (or swarms). They can grow up to 17.72 in (45 cm) in length and weigh more than 1.1 lb (0.5 kg). They feed on copepods, krill and small fish, and their natural predators are seals, whales, cod and other larger fish. The Atlantic herring fishery has long been an important part of the economy of New...

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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.