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June 3, 2006

Yelloweye rockfish, Sebastes ruberrimus
If you order "red snapper" on the west coast, you'll most likely get one of
these. Yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus), however, are a
remarkably poor choice of food fish due to their exceptionally slow rate of
reproduction. Amazingly enough, these fish can live to be well over a hundred
years old. That is, of course, unless they end up in your fish tacos instead.

    "Arena Rock", North Coast, California
    June 3, 2006

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