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White Hake
2007-06-24 19:58:33

The White Hake or Mud Hake, Urophycis tenuis, is a Phycid Hake of the genus Urophycis, found in the northwest Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to Newfoundland, at depths of about 3280.84 ft (1000 m). It grows to about 4 ft (1.2 m). The coloration is purplish brown on the back, fading to a dirty white beneath.

Red Hake
2007-06-24 19:57:38

The Red Hake or Squirrel Hake, Urophycis chuss, is a Phycid Hake of the genus Urophycis. It can be found in the northwest Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to southern Nova Scotia, at depths of between 32.81 ft and 1640.42 ft (10 and 500 m). It grows to about 30 inches (75 cm) and 7 lb (3.2 kg). Its coloration is red to olive-brown or even black above, the sides are tinted yellow, and the...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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