Animals: Adventure off Ambrose

For generations before sunburned bankers and brokers appeared upon the high seas off the New Jersey coast. Block Island and Montauk Point armed with expensive rods & reels, Atlantic market fishermen had been familiar with a hard-headed sea monster with a silver belly, blue-bronze back and corrugated spine. They called him "horse mackerel and cursed him when, bulking 200 to 800 lb. with the power and speed of a steam engine, he barged into their pound nets and tore them up. Rod & reel fishermen taught the commercial men to call the monster by...

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