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 Definition Any aquatic vertebrate animal that is typically ectothermic (or cold-blooded), covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. [d] [e]
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And Admiral Rickover observed...

When he changed the long-standing U.S. Navy convention of naming submarines, from sea creatures to politicians and places, ADM Rickover observed "Fish don't vote."

So why do they go to school? :-) Howard C. Berkowitz 01:28, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Its not that they don't want to vote. It's just that most of them have extremely short memories and just forget to actually go out and do it. ;) Drew R. Smith 08:48, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
And how does that make them differ from a number of two-legged members of the electorate? :-), Howard C. Berkowitz 16:42, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
You've got me there. But one thing fish do have over us humans - I've never heard of an archer fish (I'll write the article soon, dont worry ;-) shooting another archer fish in the face. Drew R. Smith 07:59, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

(undent) I do know about the Archerfish (disambiguation), including the (fish). The USS Archerfish (SS-311) was responsible for the largest single-ship sinking in WWII.

While I recognize they aren't true fish, I'm in a community besieged by five Great White Sharks. CNN has better coverage than we can see. There's an interesting ecological aspect, according to the commercial fishermen -- the sharks were attracted to the seals, which were devastating the early life cycles of some fisheries. So, the view now is true sharks may be OK, but they still draw the line at lawyers.Howard C. Berkowitz 16:42, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

In almost all cases, there is an underlying "silver lining" to sharks showing up. Sharks almost always show up when there is some sort of nuisance or uncommon predator in the waters. Amusing anecdote: Some time ago (before I moved to Hawaii) there where some monstrous Hammerheads that suddenly appeared on Waikiki beach. Well, as you probably know, Waikiki beach is a major tourist beach. And, as you also probably know, tourists think "nothing bad will happen. I'm on vacation!". So a bunch of them go into the water, get attacked by sharks, and one of them dies. After a short investigation (the man wasn't carrying ID), it was revealed that the man was wanted in Arkansas for murdering his infant son. Now I'm all for trials and sentencing and the like, but in this particular case, I think he got what he deserved.
I cringe at the thought of how easily a land shark could have gotten him off the hook. Drew R. Smith 00:25, 9 September 2009 (UTC)