Definition of sand lance in English:

sand lance

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noun

  • another term for sand eel.
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    • They do not scavenge for their food as gulls often do, but rather they subsist on live fish which they catch by making a headlong dive into the ocean, usually for sand eels or sand lance.
    • On a recent walk on South Beach, Chatham, I watched tern after tern coming from the open ocean, a sand lance protruding from both sides of every beak, probably heading for Monomoy where they would feed this staple to their nestlings.
    • Herring and adult salmon and sand lance and juvenile salmon had overlapping isotopic ratios (p =.55, and .76, respectively; K nearest-neighbor).

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