TITLE

Herring

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Herring, an important food fish found in abundance in the North Atlantic, North Pacific, and other northern seas. The herring is related to the shad and menhaden. The average adult herring is about one foot (30 cm) long. It is bluish above, with silvery sides. The deep body has a single dorsal (back) fin. The scales are large and loose. Herring feed chiefly on small plant and animal organisms called plankton. Herring swim near the surface in vast shoals consisting of 3,000,000 or more individuals.
ACCESSION #
37310058

 

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