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25 December 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 44
A cold north-east wind brings the first chill to the winter after the clement but very wet autumn. There is no sign of snow.
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First reports of the effects of the floods in the Adur estuary, Sussex.
Carp, Cyprinus carpio, a freshwater fish, up to 3.5 kg have been caught alive in the freshwater surface of the swollen River Adur next to Monteum fish merchants, 5 miles downstream from the weir near Partridge Green that separates the tidal estuary from the freshwater reaches. The Carp were still alive. The salinity in this area at high tide is usually 3.2% and upwards compared to the sea at 3.4%. Freshwater fish have never been seen (except for 3-spined Sticklebacks) in this area before despite extensive (every day for 10 years) observations. Salinity has also been measured quite often and rarely is the amount of fresh water sufficient for freshwater fish, although previously, the estuary became too fresh for marine fish and for an hour at a low spring tide, thousands of marine fish jumped out of the estuary by Soldier's Point on a memorable occasion.
THE DISCUSSION GROUP ABOUT MARINE FISHKEEPING
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Words of the Week
sympatric a. [Gk patra fatherland] Biol. (of species, speciation, etc.) occurring in the same area; overlapping in distribution:
| sd()n, -dn, sLd- | n. ME. [AN su(r)jurn or OFr. sojor(n) (mod.
sejour), f. OFr. sojourner: see next.] 1 A temporary stay at a place. ME.
b A delay; a digression. ME-E16. 2 A place of temporary stay. ME.
sojourn | sd()n, -dn, sLd- | v. ME. [OFr. so(r)journer (mod. sejourner), ult. f. L sub- SUB- + late L diurnum day. Cf. JOURNAL n. & a.] 1 v.i. Stay temporarily; reside for a time. ME. 2 v.i. Tarry, delay. LME-L16. 3 v.t. Lodge (a person); rest or quarter (horses). LME-L17.sojourner n. (a)a visitor, a guest; a lodger; (b)spec. a boarder living in a house, school, or college to receive instruction: LME. sojourning n. (a)the action or fact of making a sojourn; (b)the time or period of a sojourn: ME. sojournment n. the action of sojourning; a temporary stay: L17.
auscultation | sk()lte()n | n. M17. [L auscultatio(n-), f. as prec.: see -ATION.] 1 The action of listening. M17. 2 Med. The action of listening, usu. with a stethoscope, to the heart, lungs, or other organs, as an aid to diagnosis. E19.
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Poem of the Week
Pause of Mister Claus
do you sit there so strange?
must think Santa Clause weird
get Santa Clause 'cause;
Clause sneaks in your home at night.
Arthur can be seen playing darts and drinking a pint of cider in the King's Head, circa 1982.
He is nearest the dart board. It is rather a poor photograph.
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