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n. pl. surfperch or surf·perch·es
Any of various viviparous marine fishes of the family Embiotocidae, found in shallow coastal waters of the northern Pacific Ocean.


(Animals) any viviparous marine percoid fish of the family Embiotocidae, of North American Pacific coastal waters. Also called: sea perch



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -perch, (esp. for kinds or species) -perch•es.
any fish of the livebearing family Embiotocidae, of shallow North American Pacific coastal water. Also called surffish.
[1880–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surfperch - small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Embiotocidae, family Embiotocidae - viviparous percoid fishes comprising the surf fishes
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Mundelein High School offers a summer STEAM camp and a summer robotics workshop, SeaPerch, in which middle school students create underwater robots, programming the machine to swim in the schools pool with the help of U.
Over the course of the visit, ISM teachers showed NAVSUP WSS senior leadership the facilities where EAGLE students complete their first two years in-program, including the SeaPerch tank, where EAGLE freshmen test and compete with their underwater, remotely-operated vehicles, and the boat building workshop, where EAGLE sophomores build full size harbormaster skiffs.
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Although we initially focused on LEGO MINDSTORMS, recently, we have ventured into VEX Robotics and SeaPerch Challenges.
Mary's County middle school students who participated in SeaPerch, a Navy and National Defense Education Program camp, used the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown Campus Wellness and Aquatics Center pool to test the design and maneuverability of the underwater robots they built from kits daring their weeklong adventure.
The programs include the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program (120 students), Office of Naval Research (ONR) Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) (33 students), For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Team (90 students), FIRST LEGO (30 students) and SeaPerch (600 students).
Fish that are commonly caught by women at Warraber include Blue Tuskfish (bila), garfish (mathakoi; zaber), Black-Spot Seaperch (tanik), Honeycomb Cod (takam), Smudgefoot Spinefoot (kurbim), Blackspot Tuskfish (wanakuboi), Golden Trevally (waitpis), Bream (snapa), Giant Trevally (gaigai bulzi), Queenfish (kabar), Coral Trout (withi) and Stripey Seaperch (tanab).
Fishing in coastal estuaries is good for striped seaperch, with some very large fish being landed in the north coast estuaries .
In a 2003 caged fish study, Stripey seaperch (Lutjanus carponotatus) were caught at a clean site, then distributed to three caging sites: A (near field), B (far field) and C (reference site).
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The biggest takeaway] that I will have with me forever as a result of participating in [EAGLE] is the bond among my teammates," reported an EAGLE freshman who learned the underwater robotics curriculum to build a SeaPerch submersible.
hopkinsi) observed from the submersible and from 0% for some species to 84% for Pink Seaperch, (Zalembius rosaceus) for fishes observed from the ROV.