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menhaden

(Encyclopedia) menhaden: see herring .

herring

(Encyclopedia) herring, common name for members of the large, widely distributed family Clupeidae, comprising many species of marine and freshwater food fishes, including the sardine…

bluefish

(Encyclopedia) bluefish, voracious marine fish of the family Pomatomidae, resembling the pompano but more closely related to the sea basses (see bass , in zoology).…

Mexico, Gulf of

(Encyclopedia) Mexico, Gulf of, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.700,000 sq mi (1,813,000 sq km), SE North America. The Gulf stretches more than 1,100 mi (1,770 km) from west to east and c.…

Delaware

(Encyclopedia) Delaware dĕl´əwâr, –wər , one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States, the country's second smallest state (after Rhode Island). It is bordered by…

Texas Overview

(Encyclopedia) Texas tĕk´səs [key], largest state in the coterminous United States. It is located in the south-central part of the country and is bounded by Oklahoma, across the Red…

Louisiana Overview

(Encyclopedia) Louisiana ləwē˝zēăn´ə, lo͞oē˝– [key], state in the S central United States. It is bounded by Mississippi, with the Mississippi River forming about half of the border (E…

North Dakota Overview

(Encyclopedia) North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts…