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Sea Life & Aquarium Substrates

Sea life from the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 50 degree F salt water species. Gulf of Maine Inc. supplies sea life, beach plants, and aquarium substrates from Maine, collected by hand.

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Atlantic Tomcod (Microgadus tomcod)

Atlantic Tomcod (Microgadus tomcod)

from 50.00

Common name:  Atlantic tomcod, winter cod, frostfish

Scientific name:  Microgadus tomcod

Locations:  shallow ocean waters

Seasonality:  available all year

Colors:  olive, white belly, beige, tan

Size:  8” - 11”

Collected:  fishing line

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 Atlantic Tomcod (Microgadus tomcod).

Atlantic Tomcod (Microgadus tomcod).

Tidepool Tim says, "These fish have never been recorded dying from cold conditions. They're very tolerant of the near ice-cold waters of the Northern Atlantic, deeming them the 'frostfish.' The mechanism that allows the tomcod to tolerate freezing temperatures is TLSPs (trypsin-like serine protease) in their blood. These proteins have a "sticky" end which binds to the pieces of developing ice crystals. The system prevents the blood from freezing. Amazing! These are commonly found at river mouths and estuaries along the coastline of the Gulf of Maine."