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n. a doctor. The croaker said my tonsils have to come out.
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A species each from the Atlantic and GOM represent group D: Atlantic Croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) and Silver Seatrout.
A study conducted during the summers of 2006 and 2007 found that nearly a quarter of female Atlantic croaker fish caught in the Gulf's dead zone had developed deformed, testes-like organs instead of ovaries.
Finally, and most pyrotechnically of all, is the Double Croaker, in which the verb and the adverb unite to ignite the pun:
Yellowfin croaker (Umbrina roncador) and spotfin croaker (Roncador stearnsii) were collected from San Clemente, California from May through September 2006.
Shutting down reproduction is probably a survival strategy that croakers developed to cope with brief periods of hypoxia, Thomas says.
Freshwater Drum (Aplodinotus grunniens) also known as sheephead, grinder, croaker, and gaspergou are widely distributed across the Central United States, South Central Canada, and Eastern Mexico.
As of mid-1992, the company was engaged only in the harvesting of whiting/hake and croaker, with a fleet of 15 trawlers -- nine for croaker, six for whiting/hake.
Incidental catches can include small sharks and dogfish, skates and rays, jacksmelt, white croakers or kingfish (from Baja California to the Golden Gate), starry flounder (Santa Barbara to Oregon), or more rarely chinook salmon (Pacifica north).
The last couple of years have seen an unexpected bite of Virginia croakers and yellowmouth trout in the river, especially around the Shands Bridge in Green Cove Springs.
Physiological performance of young-of the-year Atlantic Croakers from different Atlantic coast estuaries: implications for stock structure.
Another winning trait of these prolific predators is that they will eat just about anything--shrimp, menhaden, croakers, pinfish, bull minnows, small finger mullet and a variety of soft plastics, top water plugs, and crank baits.
White croakers were also collected in high enough abundances during the SONGS study to warrant further analysis (Love et al.
Another team looked at spawning of Atlantic croakers.