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abalone

abalone  

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A shellfish (mollusc), Haliotus spp., also known as ormer, paua, or sea ear. A 100‐g portion is a rich source of protein and niacin; a source of iron and vitamin B1; supplies 130 kcal (550 kJ).
biological oceanography

biological oceanography  

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Is the study of all aspects of the biology of the oceans particularly in the context of their physical and chemical environments, so that it overlaps with marine biology in many respects. The range ...
bisque

bisque  

A bisque is a thick rich soup, usually containing crustaceans such as lobsters, crabs, and crayfish. The word was originally borrowed into English from French as bisk in the mid-seventeenth century, ...
crab

crab  

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1 See Crustacea; Decapoda; Cancridae.2 (hermit crabs) See Paguridae.3 (land crabs) See Gecarcinidae.4 (mud crabs) See Xanthidae.5 (spider crabs) See Majidae.6 (stone crab, Menippe mercenaria) See ...
crustacea

crustacea  

A subphylum of arthropods containing over 35 000 species distributed worldwide, mainly in freshwater and marine habitats, where they constitute a major component of plankton. Crustaceans include ...
diving

diving  

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A method of marine fishing in which some species (such as octopus, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers) are handpicked by divers, brought to the surface, placed in boats, and taken ashore for processing.
dredge

dredge  

A method of marine fishing that uses a bag dragged behind a vessel in order to scrape the bottom, usually to catch shellfish.
environmental issues

environmental issues  

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Mankind has continually abused the sea, regarding it as an inexhaustible source of food and minerals, and a dumping ground for rubbish. Now it is more widely accepted that the oceans are finite, and ...
flotsam

flotsam  

The wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea (as distinguished from jetsam, goods or material thrown overboard and washed ashore). Flotsam and jetsam is used ...
Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef  

A chain of coral reefs nearly 2010 kilometres long in the Coral Sea, off the north‐eastern coast of Australia. This unique environment is the world's largest coral reef system, and it appears on the ...
langouste

langouste  

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Shellfish, Palinurus vulgaris; see lobster.
limpet

limpet  

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A shellfish, Patella vulgata.
mollusca

mollusca  

A phylum of soft-bodied invertebrates characterized by an unsegmented body differentiated into a head, a ventral muscular foot used in locomotion, and a dorsal visceral hump covered by a fold of skin ...
phycotoxin

phycotoxin  

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Marine biotoxins that accumulate in fish and shellfish from their diet (causing shellfish poisoning and ciguatera poisoning when the fish are eaten), as distinct from toxins naturally present ...
pollution

pollution  

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Contamination or undesirable modification of soil, food, water, clothing, or the atmosphere by a noxious or toxic substance. Any form of pollution can have adverse effects on health. The varieties ...
quahog

quahog  

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American bivalve shellfish, Venus mercenaria.
red tide

red tide  

A sudden often toxic proliferation of marine phytoplankton, notably dinomastigotes, that colours the sea red, brown, or yellowish due to the high concentration of the organisms' photosynthetic ...
scampi

scampi  

Shellfish, Norway lobster or Dublin Bay prawn, Nephrops norvegicus; see lobster. Pacific scampi are Metanephrops spp.
sea truffle

sea truffle  

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Shellfish, a bivalve mollusc, Venus verrucosa.
seafood

seafood  

A general term to include crustaceans and shellfish, sometimes also fish.

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