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see herringherring,
common name for members of the large, widely distributed family Clupeidae, comprising many species of marine and freshwater food fishes, including the sardine (Sardinia), the menhaden (Brevoortia and Ethmidium), and the shad (Alosa).
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; tunatuna
or tunny,
game and food fishes, the largest members of the family Scombridae (mackerel family) and closely related to the albacore and bonito. They have streamlined bodies with two fins, and five or more finlets on the back.
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(vertebrate zoology)
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An encryption algorithm created by the NSA (National Security Agency) which encrypts 64-bit blocks of data with an 80-bit key. It is used in the Clipper chip, a VLSI device with an ARM processor core, which is intended to perform cryptographic operations while allowing the security agencies listen in.

There are (apparently) two agencies, both of whom have to agree that there is a valid reason to decode a message. Don't laugh, they are serious.

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It was also not fair: the skipjack by now had moved further offshore, drawing "J" out into the deeper water along the main channel.
The weight/length skipjack analysis reveals that there is a difference between periods; the present weights at lengths of skipjacks are lower.
Skipjack herring is one of the most popular and effective natural baits, especially for trophy blue catfish.
First appearing on the Chesapeake in the 1860s, the skipjacks became efficient workhorses.
It takes a "magical" tree to make a skipjack seaworthy.
Blackfin and skipjack tuna will also be around this month and will often mingle with the mahi.
Used to harvest oysters, the skipjacks that line Wenona's harbor make up part of the last commercial sailing fleet in the country.
What's going on outside the inlets from Boca Raton through Fort Pierce is two-fold and very exciting: One, we're seeing the blackfin tuna and skipjack numbers surge in response to the increased forage on the high seas.
Larger baits like skipjacks, blackfin and mahi stress out quickly and the longer it takes to rig them, the shorter their lifespan when they hit the water.
Top species inhabiting Gulf Stream waters in May include dolphin of all sizes, yel-lowfin tuna, blue marlin, wahoo and lots of skipjacks.