RE: NANFA-- a burning question

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 22 Sep 2001 09:48:07 -0700

Smelt flesh is oily and high in fat content. One smelt found from Oregon to
Alaska, the eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus, is also called the
"candlefish". It received its name from the fact that some American Indians
would dry the fish and burn their oily bodies as a primitive candle.
Eulachon oil used to be sold commercially, albeit on a local amd limited

Make a wish and blow out your fish!

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
"If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do
not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts?
To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent
~ Aldo Leopold (1953)

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