sea pen


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

Examples of sea pen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As part of the Dolphin Company winning county approval for its lease transfer from the park’s prior owners, the company agreed to a goal of moving Lolita to a sea pen in the waters off Washington state, where she was captured in 1970. Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald, 7 Mar. 2024 Advocates identified a natural sea pen off Washington state, including waters where members of Lolita’s family still swim. Mitchell McCluskey, CNN, 19 Aug. 2023 That included introducing the car-sized sling that was planned to hoist her out of the tank and onto a transport truck for a cross-country flight to Washington for a new life in a sea pen. Douglas Hanks, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Aug. 2023 The whale will be flown across the country and housed in a natural sea pen in Washington state, where it will be monitored and taught to fish after decades of being fed by handlers. Jay Croft, CNN, 31 Mar. 2023 The book also features the voice of an ocean sunfish that was found just outside Narragansett Bay and held in a sea pen. Helen Scales, Discover Magazine, 19 Mar. 2019 Spotted at around 3,000 meters below the surface, the sea pen stretched out over 40 centimeters from its 2-meter-long stalk. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 28 July 2022 Based on the size of the creatures, the researchers and scientists believe the sea pen may be rather old. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 28 July 2022 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, 24 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea pen was in 1763

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“Sea pen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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