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03-10-2005, 09:13 PM
I've been watching a Modern Marvels episode about commercial fishing, and it's had some interesting information. But this one got me (and I quote):

"In 1999, scientists tracked a school of pollock that covered more than 30,000 square nautical miles and contained more than 11 billion fish."

I've never heard of anything like that in my life. That's a school of fish 100 miles wide by 300 miles long!!! :eek:

Unfortunately, the reason they were talking about pollock is because it's the "new cod" since fishermen have decimated the cod populations around the world. :(