sea pen


Definition of sea pen

: any of numerous anthozoans (order Pennatulacea) growing in colonies with a feathery form

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Recent Examples on the Web Vogueworld Model Jena Goldsack Is On a Mission to Protect the Beluga Whale Population By Janelle Okwodu February 24, 2020 Currently training in special pools, Little Grey and White will move outdoors to the sanctuary’s sea pen in the spring. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Model Jena Goldsack Is On a Mission to Protect the Beluga Whale Population," 24 Feb. 2020 The orcas and belugas attracted international attention in late 2018 and early 2019 when a drone captured aerial video footage of the facility, which showed 98 orcas and belugas crowded in small sea pens. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "Animals trapped in notorious Russia ‘whale jail’ begin path to freedom," 20 June 2019 Their home will be a 32,000-square-meter (344,445-square-foot) sea pen at a pristine creek called Klettsvik, accessible by whale-watching boats. Washington Post, "Whales from Chinese aquarium starting retirement in Iceland," 19 June 2019 The National Aquarium's seven dolphins are being trained in skills needed for transit and medical care before they're relocated to a much larger sea pen 50 to 100 times larger than their current home. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "National Aquarium dolphins are learning their biggest trick yet — traveling to a new home," 23 May 2018 One possibility is to capture some females and males and place them in floating sea pens, or within a cordoned refuge. Nick Pyenson, Smithsonian, "There Are Possibly Only 30 of These Rare Porposies Left on the Planet," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of sea pen

1763, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea pen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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