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#111315 09/03/03 11:05 PM
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From August National Geographic...Georg Wilhelm Stellar's was Vitus Bering's naturalist on the Russian expedition that discovered Alaska in 1741. ... Along with the Stellar's jay, Stellar also "discovered" a slew of other creatures to which he added his name...

Stellar sea lion, Stellar's eider and Steller's sea cow.

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Just as an aside...I love how countries can be "discovered" when there are already folks who inhabit the place. They should come up with an other word, don't you think? Anything to suggest?


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Oh, bel--it is SO GOOD to see you back here!!! HUGGGGGG!!!!


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The salmon names - sockeye, coho, chum - are probably not capitalized becuase they are neither place names nor people's names, they are attempts at transliterating Aboriginal names for the fish.

I don't think "whitefish" is actually a fish, it's just a description. (DON'T QUOTE ME ON THIS!) In my part of the world, whitefish is probably cod, but it can also be haddock or any of a bunch of white [space] fish.

some more for your list:

Richardson's ground squirrel
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

Oof, I had more, but I've forgotten them.



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