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2011-04-18 11:35:00

The growth of the banded morwong, a long-lived southeast Australian and New Zealand inshore species, is negatively affected by the warming of our oceans, a study published in Nature Climate Change found. Scientists have been monitoring temperatures at Maria Island off the east coast of Tasmania since 1944. They found that the surface water temperature in the Tasman Sea has been rising by nearly 2°C over the past sixty years. The study found that the rapid jump in sea surface temperature...

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2007-03-26 13:57:44

The Tarakihi or Jackass morwong, Nemadactylus macropterus, is a morwong of the genus Nemadactylus found off the coast of southern Australia, the Atlantic coast of South America, and all around New Zealand to depths of about 1312.34 ft (400 m). Its length is between 11.81 and 23.62 in (30 and 60 cm). The Tarakihi is similar to the Porae but with a silver body color and a distinctive black saddle immediately behind the head. Their diet is similar to that of the Porae but also with a wide...

2007-03-26 13:56:43

The Porae or Blue morwong, Nemadactylus douglasii, is a morwong of the genus Nemadactylus, found around south eastern Australia and the north eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand at depths of about 32.81 to 328.08 ft (10 to 100 m), on sandy and rocky coasts. Its length is between 15.75 and 27.56 in (40 and 70 cm). The Blue morwong is similar in appearance to the snapper but with a more pointed snout with protruding rubbery lips which it uses to suck up sediment containing small...

2007-03-26 13:54:34

The Red morwong, Goniistius fuscus, is a morwong of the genus Goniistius, found off southeast Australia and the North Island of New Zealand from shallow depths to 164.04 ft (50 m), on rocky reef and coastal areas. Its length is between 11.81 and 23.62 in (30 and 60 cm). The Red morwong is a fairly large fish similar in general shape and size to the Painted moki, but differs in color pattern and also in the presence of two elongated pectoral fin rays on each side. Red morwong are red-brown...

2007-03-26 13:51:58

The Magpie perch or Magpie morwong, Cheilodactylus nigripes, is a morwong of the genus Cheilodactylus, found off southern Australia, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, and northern New Zealand including the Kermadec Islands, from shallow depths to 820.21 ft (250 m), on rocky reef and coastal areas. Its length is between 11.81 and 19.69 in (30 and 50 cm). The Magpie perch is similar to the Painted moki in size and shape but has a high crest-like front portion on the dorsal fin and is...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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