TITLE

Gurnard

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Gurnard a bony-headed, spiny-finned fish of warm temperate and tropical waters. It is 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) long and is tannish-brown in color. The gurnard lives on the sandy bottom of shallow water and feeds on crustaceans and small fish. It has large, fanlike pectoral fins with blue spots. When threatened, the fish spreads out the fins, increasing its apparent size. Three rays (bony spines) in front of the pectoral fins are used to stir up the sand in search of food. The flying gurnard, found from Massachusetts to Argentina and from Portugal to West Africa, uses its large pectoral fins to glide short distances.
ACCESSION #
37309597

 

Related Articles

  • The Dance of the Flying Gurnards (Book).  // Underwater Naturalist;2004, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p46 

    Reviews the book "The Dance of the Flying Gurnards," by John Waldman.

  • THE TASTE OF CONSERVATION.  // Caterer & Hotelkeeper;2/7/2008, Vol. 198 Issue 4513, p26 

    The article presents several recipes for fish including Gurnard With Sweet Onions, Ginger and Saffron, Fish Stew With Gurnard, Shellfish, Tomato, Saffron and Garlic and Bruschetta of Grilled Mackerel With Beetroot and Tarragon Dressing.

  • Forget the looks -- they taste just great. Jessup, Peter // New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Jul2010, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p142 

    The article offers information on the fish called gurnard and offers tips on gurnard fishing in New Zealand. The name of the fish originates from the French "grogner" which means grunter. A legal limit of 25 centimeters (cm) for gurnard was set by the Ministry of Fisheries on the advice of its...

  • Gurnard begins new year with new career. McDaniels, Nevonne // Wenatchee Business Journal;Jan2006, Vol. 20 Issue 1, pB5 

    The article reports that Don Gurnard has joined Saint Louis, Missouri based Edward Jones & Co. in mid-2005 as a financial representative. A native of Wenatchee, Gurnard's decision to make a career change was a matter of long-term goals and current opportunities. The opportunity came when Bonnie...

  • World record in the pipeline for Southern?  // Utility Week;3/30/2012, p4 

    The article reports on the completion of the construction of a gas pipe running 30 metres under the Solent from Lepe, Hampshire, to Gurnard on the Isle of Wight as of March 2012.

  • REVIEW OF REVIEWS.  // Caterer & Hotelkeeper;2/8/2013, Vol. 203 Issue 4764, p16 

    The article reviews several restaurants in Great Britain including Alexander House in Turners Hill, Gurnard's Head near Zennorin Cornwall and Ostlers Close.

  • SEAN ARMSTRONG'S RECIPES. Armstrong, Sean // North & South;Jan2009, Issue 274, p102 

    The article presents several recipes of fish and shellfish including Barbecued Gurnard with Capers & Caramelised Lemons; Barbecued Pipis, Cockles & Mussels; and Barbecue-smoked Kahawai.

  • Merchant Patrol changing hands.  // Wenatchee Business Journal;Apr95, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p3 

    Reports on the acquisition of Scott King's security firm Wenatchee Merchant Patrol by Don Gurnard and wife Debbie and partners. Names of partners; Acquisition cost; Number of accounts served by the firm; Number of employees.

  • focusing on the philippines.  // Sport Diver;Aug2010, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p56 

    Photographs of different sea creatures found in the Philippines are presented, which includes the thorny seahorse, the sweetlips and the startled flying gurnard and it also presents companies that offer the best diving sites in the country.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics