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2010-03-04 09:07:00

JUNEAU, Alaska, March 4 /PRNewswire/ --Fishermen and women alike are heading out to the fishing grounds with marked anticipation as the 2010 wild Alaska halibut and black cod (sablefish) season opens March 6, 2010. Catch limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at 40.3 million pounds and 24.9 million pounds, respectively. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/SF64709LOGO) Alaska is home to over 75% of the wild Pacific halibut and over 70% of the wild black cod...

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2006-02-10 06:25:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska are likely using the sounds of fishing boat engines as underwater dinner bells to hone in on longlines hung with valuable sablefish, scientists said. The engines make loud, erratic bubbling noises as fishermen maneuver their boats while winching up hundreds of bottom-dwelling sablefish. "That's the whales' cue," said Jan Straley, an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Southeast who since 2002 has helped lead an ongoing...


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2007-02-21 15:40:07

The sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, is one of two members of the fish family Anoplopomatidae and the only species in the Anoplopoma genus. Found on muddy bottoms of the North Pacific at depths of 0.19 to 1.68 mi (300 to 2,700 m), it is commercially important in Japan. Other vernacular names of the species in English include Butterfish, Black cod, Blue cod, Bluefish, Candlefish, Coal cod, and Coalfish, some of which are also used to refer to other species of fish, depending on the region....

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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