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Menhaden hearing Monday, Sept. 18: A public hearing on menhaden will be hosted by the Maryland DNR at 6 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College, Cade Center for the Fine Arts, Room 219. 101 College Parkway, Arnold.
Large numbers of bluefish found in the lower estuaries and rivers feeding on menhaden.
At plankton size, these particles are easily mistaken for food by anchovy, menhaden and other small fish.
Mr. Sieswerda said warming oceans had brought vast schools of menhaden — a favorite fish of humpbacks, which eat more than a Volkswagen Beetle’s weight of seafood every day — from their usual haunts off Chesapeake Bay north to the New York Bight.
Species include striped bass, fluke, blackfish, bluefish, bonito, false albacore and menhaden.
Marine sonar systems show clusters of menhaden or other bait for rockfish or other large predators lurking around the reef.
The improved health of local waters is highlighted by the now regular fall appearance of humpback whales feeding on large schools of Atlantic menhaden at the borders of New York harbor, within site of the Empire State Building.
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Origin and Etymology of menhaden
First Known Use: 1765See Words from the same year
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