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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.

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