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2008-06-20 18:00:00

By Marijke Rowland, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Jun. 20--It would be tempting to simplify Bob Weir's career as a long, strange trip. And, certainly, it has been that.


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2008-05-06 14:39:04

The Australian Anchovy (Engraulis australis), is an anchovy of the Engraulidae family. They are found off southeast Australia, and around New Zealand near the surface in bays, inlets, and estuaries. The Australian Anchovy is elongate and cigar-shaped and has the undershot lower jaw typical of all anchovies. They are pale silver-green above and silver-white below. They feed on plankton. They are the main baitfish found in the areas where they live, forming large schools in the summer....

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2007-03-12 22:20:38

The Samson fish, Seriola hippos, a jack of the genus Seriola, is found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans including Australia and straggling to eastern Northland in New Zealand. Its length is between 31.5 and 59.05 in (80 and 150 cm). The Samson fish has a very low spiny first dorsal fin with no gap between it and the second dorsal fin, which has a high pointed anterior part mirrored in the anal fin. These fast swimming pelagic fish have similar habits to the kingfish. They are dark blue-green...

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2007-03-12 20:00:29

Crevalle jack, Caranx hippos, is a fast saltwater fish that can be found in inland waters along the shoreline of the western Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to Uruguay and the eastern Atlantic from Portugal to Angola. It has a large rounded head with large eyes and a dark silvery body that can show hints of blue-green to green-gold. They grow to more than three feet in length, though more commonly they are between one and two and a half feet long. The fish usually weighs between three and...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.