sea pen


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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, 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,, 23 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sea pen was in 1763

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“Sea pen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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