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1. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf. A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon shallows of gravel. (bacon) Dashed on the shallows of the moving sand. (Dryden)

2. (Science: zoology) The rudd.

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Question about fish spawning

... to be longer in pelagic fish because they don't tend to run into each other where eggs can be laid (unless they have periodic mating runs into the shallows), so the gap of time is longer, with "find a place to lay eggs" inserted into the process.

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by Darby
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Question about fish spawning
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Killer whales are orcas

... heard of a transient eating a person, although there was a story out of Alaska this summer of a transient bumping a boy that was wading in the shallows. Transients have also been known to chase deer and moose along the shorline. Residents, the third type of orca, are fish eaters (mostly salmon). ...

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by Jass
Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Orca whale
Replies: 25
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