from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The cobia or sergeant fish
  • n. A small heron, Ardea minuta
  • n. An etheostomoid fish of the southern United States, Hadropterus nigrofasciatus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The cobia.
  • n. An etheostomoid fish of the southern United States (Hadropterus nigrofasciatus).
  • n. A small European heron (Ardea minuta, and other allied species).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The least bittern of Europe, Ardetta minuta.
  • n. The cobia or sergeant-fish, Elacate canada. Dr. S. L. Mitchill. Also called cubby-yew.
  • n. A West Indian name of several small herons, including the green heron, Ardea virescens and the blue heron, Ardea cærulea.


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  • In January 2006 while visiting Antarctica, we witnessed a most unusual method for orca to dislodge a crabeater seal from an ice floe — they made large waves to wash the seal off the relative safety of the ice.

    Orca Attack Wave « Isegoria

  • The crabeater seal is the most abundant seal in the world, with total population of over 30 million.

    Antarctic Peninsula

  • Six seal species are native to Antarctica crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus);

    Antarctic Peninsula

  • Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli) and crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus) are very rare vagrants from the south.

    MacQuarie Island, Australia

  • Weddell seal Leptonychotes weddelli, Ross seal Ommatophoca rossi and crabeater seal Lobodon carcinophagus are occasionally present on Heard Island (at the extreme northern limit of their pelagic ranges), while subantarctic fur seal A. tropicalis was first recorded on Heard Island in 1987/88.

    Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Australia

  • A leopard seal and a crabeater basking off to port barely noticed.

    The Whale Warriors

  • Weddell and a crabeater, came close to the camp and were shot.

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • The whales were choosy preferring weddell seals, which can be up to 11 feet long, to the more aggressive crabeater and leopard seals. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • We are entertained by penguins and leopard and crabeater seals, hitching rides and resting up on slow-moving floating ice. - Stuff

  • Vast numbers of Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals are also live in the Ross Sea. 3,500 killer whales inhabit the area, a proportion of which are the newly described Type C killer whales, a smaller fish-eating species that hunts toothfish.

    The Greenpeace weblog


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