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Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "these fish are found" unearthing the following:

Lake trout, also known as Mackinaw, are the largest trout in North America. Mackinaws have white spots on a dark background with a deep fork in their tail. As the name suggests, these fish are found in mountain lakes and are usually in deeper water. The Pacific Barracuda is a particularly slender fish, even for a 'cuda. These fish are found along the west coast of the U.S., particularly southern California. [Arctic cod] These fish are found close to shore among ice floes and also offshore in depths greater than 900 m. Exploratory fishing ventures have revealed that off northern Labrador and Baffin Island, best catches from otter trawls were taken at bottom depths of 100 to 250 m and at bottom temperatures of from -1.4 to 0.6°C. [Lionfish and Scorpionfish] These fish are found throughout the world in tropical and temperate waters, and are most commonly associated with coral reefs. These fish are closely related to Sea Robbins and Sculpins. The clown anemonefish lives in the warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. These fish are found in the Indo-Malaysian region from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan throughout southeast Asia to northwest Australia. Flagfish are similar in body form and shape to the beautiful Florida killifish. These fish are found in very hot, salty water, typically in tidal or mangrove pools. They will handle normal seawater just fine but cannot tolerate freshwater