a large edible marine gastropod with an ear-shaped shell
She arrived in dress consisting of a traditional cedar hat, adorned with feathers,
abalone shells and feathers, and a red poncho.
primitive chlorophyll-containing aquatic organisms
Exposure to prolonged heat causes the reef-building animals to temporarily evict their zooxanthellae, symbiotic
algae which the corals shelter in exchange for food.
Alga means "seaweed" in Latin.
a fisherman who uses a hook and line
The state Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday will consider emergency closures of some California rivers, streams and lakes at the request of local officials concerned that visiting
anglers might spread the virus.
A fish hook used to be known as an
angle. This makes sense when you know that early hooks weren't the curved shapes we know today; they were often much more triangular, like a check mark or the sheffieldwind.com logo.
operating or living or growing in water
In 2010, the Navy named its
aquatic training facility in Panama City for Mr. Barth.
Aqua is Latin for water. You'll see it in related words, like
Aquamarine — which means "ocean blue" — is the name of a semiprecious gem with a bright blue-green color.
marine crustacean with feathery food-catching appendages
Longstanding scientific biases mean that the genomes of uncharismatic creatures — such as
barnacles, scorpions and diatoms — are less likely to be sequenced and identifiable, even if they are vulnerable to extinction.
The birds also are found in salt,
brackish and freshwater marshes in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean but are “rare and irregular” throughout their range, according to the suit.
Brackish water occurs where fresh rivers flow into the salty ocean. Some species have evolved to live in these environments, thriving in water that's less salty than the ocean.
Brack is a Dutch word for "useless."
water containing salts
The taste of ocean
brine is hard to pin down, until you do, and then its flavor is irrefutable.
Brine is a Dutch word for salty water. It can refer to the ocean, or to salted water that you might marinate a chicken in.
large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs
While the study looked at all
cetaceans – dolphins, porpoises and whales – the vast majority being caught were dolphins.
Whales, dolphins, and orca are all
Cetus means "whale" in Latin; it coms from the Greek
an edible tropical marine mollusk or its large spiral shell
When I was a child, years before I ever waded into the Atlantic surf, I pressed a
conch shell to my ear and heard the ocean.
a very small ocean creature that often forms reefs
It was also one of the reef’s worst mass bleaching episodes in terms of intensity, second only to 2016, which killed half of all shallow-water
corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef.
mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body
crustaceans and fish unlucky enough to swim into this curtain of tentacles are paralyzed and reeled up to the body of the colony.
Lobsters, crab, and shrimp are all
Crust you see there is in fact from the same Latin word, meaning "hard shell," that we use when we talk about pizza or pie
organ allowing aquatic animals to obtain oxygen from water
Ultimately, it’s a game of patience, clearing a path through the more favored parts of the fish to an area just below the
Gill is of Scandinavian origin.
large brown seaweeds having fluted leathery fronds
The researchers identified nine components that are key to rebuilding the oceans: salt marshes, mangroves, seagrasses, coral reefs,
kelp, oyster reefs, fisheries, megafauna and the deep ocean.
of or relating to a coastal or shore region
His work on
littoral cells began with observations of the coast near La Jolla.
Littus means "shore" or "coast" in Latin, and
littoralis means "coastal."
brine-cured salmon that is lightly smoked
A $5 charge for a
lox and cream cheese on pumpernickel, toasted.
If you've ever had smoked salmon on your bagel, that's
Laks is Yiddish, from
lahs, the Old High German word for "salmon." You may also see
gravlax; this is a Scandinavian word meaning "buried salmon" because the fish was often brined and buried to keep it cook during fermentation. Appropriately for something buried, the
gravlax comes from the same root as
of or relating to the sea
Meanwhile, talk of “the Blob” returned as global ocean temperatures rose to the warmest on record, continuing a decadelong trend, and die-offs continued in
marine ecosystems in the eastern Pacific.
relating to, occurring in, or living in the open ocean
Illegal fishing is common, they said, confirming reports of the widespread targeting of small
pelagic fish or “saiko” by trawlers, an illegal trade revealed by the Environmental Justice Foundation this year.
Pelagos is Greek for "sea."
Pelagic is sort of the opposite of
littoral; it refers to creatures that live in the deep ocean. away from the coasts.
of or relating to fish
From hatchery to harvest, the pricey fish are coddled in the
piscine version of five-star luxury.
Piscis is "fish" in Latin. If you're a
Pisces, that should look familiar.
aggregate of small organisms that float or drift in water
Climate change is already acting as a cruel catalyst, warming the whales’ habitat, causing currents to shift and altering the distribution of
plankton the whales depend on.
shrimp-like crustacean often used as food
Sitting down for dinner, a fisherman walked in carrying a crate of wriggling giant red
prawns, the speciality of these waters.
Prawns are essentially great big shrimp. The origin of the word is unknown, but possibly Germanic.
Don’t gussy it up by listing the ingredient as “dehydrated
saline solution of oceanic origin.”
Sal is "salt" in Latin, so
saline means "salty."
a rigid plate forming part of the body covering of animals
In the dream the fish wiggled and wiggled, their rainbow
scales flickering in the sun.
cold rice and vinegar topped or rolled with raw fish
Some of the eels return to the United States to be served in
Sushi actually refers to the rice — seasoned with vinegar and sometimes a little sugar — that raw fish is wrapped in or served on top of in this hugely popular Japanese tradition. Raw fish without rice is known as
angle with a hook and line drawn through the water
Largemouth bass are good now in spawn fishing with worms, jigs, or underwater fast
trolling means fishing with a lure or bait dragged through the water, often behind a boat. It also has an unrelated meaning: a supernatural monster, and more recently a bad actor on the internet who abuse people to stifle debate or spread misinformation.