n.1.(Zool.) A very large marine fish (Megapolis Atlanticus) of the Southern United States and the West Indies. It often becomes six or more feet in length, and has large silvery scales. The scales are a staple article of trade, and are used in fancywork. Called also tarpon, sabalo, savanilla, silverfish, and jewfish.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Residents of Tarpum Bay on the island of Eleuthera have been suffering with brackish and poor quality water for many years.
We luckily made it as far as Tarpum Bay which is about a quarter of the way to the north end of the island.
Our travels included several stops on the way to Tarpum Bay along with an entertaining guide who nar rated everything imaginable, answering all questions and adding several extras.
One day we drive down the coast to Tarpum Bay to meet the fishing boats, which every afternoon pile their catch of grouper, porgy, hagfish, spiny lobster, and conch on the concrete pier for buyers to peruse.