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#281 Roundnose Grenadier

Critically Endangered

Around the World in 80 Days - Day 72

Phileas Fogg only has 8 more days left to win the bet. Though these are in the area where he would be sailing, it is unlikely he'd have seen any. They are a deep water fish in the northern Atlantic. They can live deeper than a mile and a half down. Since the 1970's there has been a 90-98% population decline. It is due to fishing, and unfortunately fishing still continues. These fish grow to be about 3 feet long and can live up to 60 years old, possibly longer. One of the sites I looked at when researching said they can live up to 30 years. The females are not even able to breed until they are 8-10 years old though, and based on what I've seen about breeding age and entire lifespan with other fish, I would bet the 60 years is more accurate.

It is weird to think that I only have 8 days left with the mini series, and only 85 days left in the whole project. When the 80 days part is over I will go back to bouncing around all over the place. I may come up with another mini series or two, but probably only a week long if I do. I heard back from the fundraising site on the 27th, saying they were looking into it. I haven't heard anything since. If I have heard nothing by Saturday I will look into something else. I was just researching art grants. Seeing the types of art that get the grants, I doubt I would qualify for any. I will keep you updated on my search for a way to afford getting these framed and in shows.

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