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North Meets South In The Sea
2012-07-25 08:04:24

Small fish adapt to cold, warm water temperatures along 2,000 miles of Atlantic Coast The Atlantic Ocean off Nova Scotia ... and off Florida. Along some 2,000 miles, its waters go from icy to steamy. Can a marine species live in both temperatures--and everywhere in between? If it's a small fish known as the Atlantic silverside (Menidia menidia), it can. The east coast of North America has one of the fastest water temperature changes, which scientists call a thermal gradient, of...


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2008-10-08 12:48:10

The Atlantic Silverside (Menidia menidia) is found in the shallows of the Hudson River estuary and other tidal rivers and creeks in southeastern New York, and Long Island from the spring to the fall. They move out away from the shorelines and enter deeper water in the Chesapeake Bay during the winter. The Atlantic Silverside is a small fish, approximately 3 to 6 inches in length. The upper sides are translucent green-yellow, gradually turning iridescent white on the sides to pale white on...

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