By Colin Tudge
What's a tree? As this get together of the timber exhibits, they're our geographical region; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to respire. but whereas the tales of bushes are as abundant as leaves in a woodland, they're not often told.
Here, Colin Tudge travels from his personal again backyard around the international to discover the wonder, type and ingenuity of timber in every single place: from how they dwell see you later to how they seek advice from one another and why they got here to exist within the first position. Lyrical and evocative, this publication will make every body fall in love with the bushes round them.
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Distribution. In North America greater amberjack occur off Hawaii, off the coasts of Florida, and in nearby Caribbean waters. Amberjack in some waters are resident ﬁsh, but others are migratory coastal pelagic ﬁsh that swim with the current edges and eddies. Habitat. Greater amberjack are found mostly in offshore waters and at considerable depths, as well as around offshore reefs, wrecks, buoys, oil rigs, and the like. They can be caught anywhere in the water column, to depths of several hundred feet, but they are mostly associated with near-bottom structure in the 60- to 240-foot range.
The albacore is colored dark blue, shading to greenish-blue near the tail, and is silvery white on the belly. A metallic or iridescent cast covers the entire body. The dorsal ﬁnlets are yellowish, except for the white trailing edge of the tail, and the anal ﬁnlets are silvery or dusky. Size. The average weight for albacore is between 10 and 25 pounds. The all-tackle record is 88 pounds, 2 ounces, although commercially caught ﬁsh have weighed as much as 93 pounds. The albacore can grow to 5 feet in length.
34 Angelﬁsh, Queen Barracuda, Great Sphyraena barracuda An excellent gameﬁsh, the great barracuda leads a list of marine ﬁsh that cause ciguatera when eaten, although small fish are apparently not poisonous. Not every barracuda causes ciguatera, but there is no safe or reliable way of recognizing toxic ﬁsh. Identification. The great barracuda is long and slender, with a large, pointed head and large eyes. The dorsal ﬁns are widely separated, and the ﬁrst dorsal ﬁn has ﬁve spines, whereas the second has 10 soft rays.