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spat

juvenile aquatic shellfish, especially oysters ready for settlement on solid surfaces—'spat fall'.
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Following the 1980 trials, which demonstrated increased numbers of Pecten spat with increased distance from the seabed at two sites in the North Water, collector bags used during 1981 were positioned at 2-m intervals from 2 m to 10 m beneath the water surface.
The two sites used to assess long-term variation in abundance of blacklip pearl oyster spat in this study, Noro and Gizo (Fig.
margaritifera spat began to show mass mortality in the pearl farm, the spat group reared there (possibly infected with a contagious factor), and the group reared in the laboratory (unlikely to be infected) were transferred into the same aquarium (10-60 individuals [group.
The current study evaluated the effects of environmental factors in the hatchery on the growth performance of pearl oyster spat to improve seed production by optimizing rearing conditions.
Mr Brough said: "She spat three times, violently, in my face, and said she wished I was dead.
Every girl in the world would love to get spat on by Justin.
RACE ROW: John Terry has been accused of verbally abusing Anton Ferninand, a claim he rigorously denies SPIT SPAT: Wolves players confront referee Lee Probert after Wigan's Antolin Alcaraz (centre) appeared to have spat at an opponent
If it has been shown, that is unacceptable behaviour and anyone here who was spat at would act accordingly.
It seems railway officers are spat upon so often they have a kit specially designed to get rid of the spit when it happens," said David Mainstone, prosecuting.
But his most serious accusation came when he insisted Fabregas, who was injured and not playing, spat at Horton, just after Wenger had stormed down the tunnel without shaking hands with his counterpart.
He insisted: "I absolutely and categorically deny I spat at anyone and I cannot understand why Hull are making these accusations against me.
I categorically deny that I spat at anybody after the match," Fabregas, who did not play because of injury but went on the field in casual jeans and jacket after the match, said in a statement on Arsenal's website.