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see eeleel,
common name for any fish in the order Anguilliformes, and characterized by a long snakelike body covered with minute scales embedded in the skin. Eels lack the hind pair of fins, adapting them for wriggling in the mud and through the crevices of reefs and rocky shores.
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For Scottish names spelled thus, use Murray.


(mûr`ē), council area (1993 est. pop. 86,250), 864 sq mi (2,237 sq km), and former county, NE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, the county of Moray (or Morayshire) was divided between the former Highland and Grampian regions in 1975. In the local government reorganization of 1996, Grampian was dissolved and the council area of Moray was created; the new council area is larger than the former county. The county of Moray was formerly called Elgin or Elginshire.


any voracious marine coastal eel of the family Muraenidae, esp Muraena helena, marked with brilliant patterns and colours


1, Murray
1st Earl of, title of James Stuart. ?1531--70, regent of Scotland (1567--70) following the abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots, his half-sister. He defeated Mary and Bothwell at Langside (1568); assassinated by a follower of Mary


a council area and historical county of NE Scotland: part of Grampian region from 1975 to 1996: mainly hilly, with the Cairngorm mountains in the S. Administrative centre: Elgin. Pop.: 87 460 (2003 est.). Area: 2238 sq. km (874 sq. miles)
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There may have been some trap-related mortality caused by predation because octopus require several minutes to exit a trap through the mesh and are therefore susceptible during that time to the attack of a moray eel or conger eel inside the trap.
Turtles, nurse sharks, eagle rays, lobsters, moray eels, groupers and spotted drum provide endless photography opportunities, and 200-foot visibility is not unusual.
The end of the journey is opening first - the Gulf exhibits, including a 250,000-gallon shark tank, a moray eel cave, and a shrimp boat lashed to the aquarium's exterior wall.
In another case, 385 pounds of moray eel liver was used to isolate 0.
PEERING out of its lair like an aquatic gargoyle, the giant moray eel fixes me in its gaze.
Alan has to watch carefully tomake sure Mutley gets his one morsel a day before carefully target-feeding the Dragon Moray Eel and Maori Wrasse fish he shares his tank with to ensure he doesn't try to steal an extra portion.
There's a moray eel that lives on one of them called Fred.
Matt Butcher, 32, was diving off the Similan Islands, near Phuket, Thailand, when the 7ft razor teethed moray eel attacked.
Daniel and Susan enjoy a magical time, encountering a spotted eel, a nurse shark, a giant green moray eel and a great barracuda.
Daniel and Susan enjoy a magical half hour beneath the waves, encountering a spotted eel, a nurse shark, a giant green moray eel and a great barracuda.
For example: The saltwater comet is amazing because it can change its appearance to look just like a moray eel.
The Moray Eel can grow to five feet and has a hungry mouth, which is lined with razor-sharp, finger-munching teeth, while the Australian Funnel Web Spider's poison is as deadly as its looks.