striped bass


Definition of striped bass

: a large anadromous silvery food and sport fish (Morone saxatilis of the family Percichthyidae) with black horizontal stripes on the sides that occurs along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. and has been introduced into inland waters (such as lakes and reservoirs) and along the Pacific coast

called also rockfish

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Nonetheless fish populations have continued to decline, which some biologists attribute to predatory species like the striped bass and wastewater. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s California Water Relief," 19 Oct. 2018 In San Francisco Bay, halibut are roaring in from the ocean and striped bass from the delta, both on a mission to feast on new arrivals of anchovies and provide a great start to the summer fishing season. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Summer arrives: Light the fuse and stand back," 31 May 2018 Zauo provides the poles, the bait and, most important of all, the huge tanks filled with rainbow trout, salmon, striped bass and assorted other creatures of the sea and stream. Charles Passy, WSJ, "From Tackle Box to Bento Box, New Japanese Spot Casts Different Approach to Dining," 9 Oct. 2018 There are striped bass, Australian lungfish, and other fish and turtles that were moved from Fells Point over a three-week period starting at the end of February. Lorraine Mirabella,, "National Aquarium opens new Animal Care and Rescue Center," 17 May 2018 In the alley, Prosecco spewed into the air, dead striped bass were made to twerk, the watermelon was smashed and then crushed as cars passed through the makeshift set. Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Swedish choreographer makes a film — and a mess on the streets of San Francisco," 7 May 2018 The world record for a striped bass is 81.88 pounds. Joseph A. Gambardello,, "Surf angler reels in 58-pound striped bass in New Jersey," 2 May 2018 Letting ’em go Catch and release: This is the time of year when some of the biggest striped bass, the big female spawners, are sometimes caught in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Nature hits it out of the ballpark with rain, snow," 18 Mar. 2018 Students at many schools are growing striped bass and perch, two species found in the brackish Chesapeake Bay. Liz Bowie,, "School-based aquaculture programs in Maryland provide hands-on lessons about environmental science," 25 Jan. 2018

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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