Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, February 2006

Coastal Creature Feature

     December’s Creature Feature was the Winter Flounder, a thick, meaty, and highly prized food fish.  Also known as “blackbacks” and “lemon soles,” Winter Flounder range from southern Labrador to Georgia.  Their migration consists of moving inshore during the winter and offshore to deeper waters during the summer.  Worms, clams, and small invertebrates make up an adult Winter Flounder’s diet.  Congratulations to Tom Olsen, aka “Catfish Clayton,” of Jackson, NJ, who won a COA T-shirt for his creative and correct guess of the Winter Flounder!

     February’s Creature Feature is a member of the goose family, and is much smaller than its relative, the Canada goose.  It can weigh up to three pounds, and has a small ring of white around its neck.  This small goose arrives in states from Massachusetts to North Carolina in mid-fall and stays until mid-spring.  This goose spends its summers breeding in the arctic with its life-long mate.  To enter for a chance to win a COA T-shirt, send your guess by mail, fax, or e-mail (PO Box 505, Sandy Hook, NJ 07732; FAX 732-872-8041;


(What’s Cool at ICE and Coastal Creature Feature appear every other month.)


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Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook, New Jersey

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