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Synonyms for alewife

flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams

shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn

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At approximately 3 to 5 inches long, they mimic the size of smelt and alewives where we fish.
Population structure and biology of alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus) and blueback herring (A.
Following spawning, adult alewives leave the freshwater environment (and their offspring) to head back to the ocean.
"Spring also features the wondrous migration of blueback herring and alewives which make their annual journey from the Atlantic Ocean to Rock Creek to spawn before returning to the sea.
Feeding by three species of fishes on eggs of spawning alewives. Copeia., 1964(l):226-227.
alewives and bluebackeds, have plummeted in recent years and most runs have been closed to netting, their cousin, the Atlantic herring, has made a resurgence in our region, once again providing big commercial catches.
In The Alewives Imitation to Married-Men, a young toper laments that the hostess who once encouraged him, 'come when thou wilt boy, thou art welcome to me', now responds to his plea for credit, 'I'll not lend you a penny, if 'twould save your life'.(22)Such treachery is often contrasted with the loyalty and forbearance shown by the bad husband's long-suffering wife.
Croix River between Maine and New Brunswick that allowed for a resurgence of spawning alewives, an important food source for many freshwater and marine species.
The Alewives' Tale: The Life History and Ecology of River Herring in the Northeast
A permanent collection of sculpture relating to wildlife includes "Alewives" by John Bowdren in mahogany, palladium, and stainless steel, his graceful "Swallows" in cedar, gold leaf and steel, and the surprising and alluring "Porcupine" created by Wendy Klemperer from recycled materials.
The Penobscot River once had salmon, shad, sturgeon, alewives, eels and smelt, all of which were almost wiped out by the dam.
Alewives first entered Lake Michigan in 1949 (Woods 1960) and were reported in Wolf Lake from the 1960s to the 1980s, which corresponds to their peak numbers in Lake Michigan (Laird & Page 1996).
The beer historian Alan Eames wrote that most of the women burned for witchcraft in Europe were brewsters or alewives."
HABITS AND HABITAT: With the exception of the spawning period, alewives typically inhabit open water.
Food of alewives, yellow perch, spottail shiners, trout-perch, and slimy and fourhorn sculpins in southeastern Lake Michigan.