(Sea" drake`) (Zoöl.) The pewit gull.
(Sea" duck`) (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of ducks which frequent the seacoasts and
feed mainly on fishes and mollusks. The scoters, eiders, old squaw, and ruddy duck are examples. They
may be distinguished by the lobate hind toe.
1. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of fish-eating eagles of the genus Haliæetus and allied genera, as
the North Pacific sea eagle which has white shoulders, head, rump, and tail; the European white-tailed
eagle (H. albicilla); and the Indian white-tailed sea eagle, or fishing eagle The bald eagle and the osprey
are also sometimes classed as sea eagles.
2. (Zoöl.) The eagle ray. See under Ray.
(Sea"-ear`) n. (Zoöl.) Any species of ear-shaped shells of the genus Haliotis. See Abalone.
(Sea" eel`) (Zoöl.) The conger eel.
(Sea" egg`) (Zoöl.) A sea urchin.
(Sea" el"e*phant) (Zoöl.) A very large seal (Macrorhinus proboscideus) of the Antarctic
seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a length of thirty feet, and is remarkable for the prolongation
of the nose of the adult male into an erectile elastic proboscis, about a foot in length. Another species
of smaller size (M. angustirostris) occurs on the coast of Lower California, but is now nearly extinct.
(Sea" fan`) (Zoöl.) Any gorgonian which branches in a fanlike form, especially Gorgonia flabellum
of Florida and the West Indies.
(Sea"far`er) n. [Sea + fare.] One who follows the sea as a business; a mariner; a sailor.
(Sea"far`ing), a. Following the business of a mariner; as, a seafaring man.
(Sea" feath"er) (Zoöl.) Any gorgonian which branches in a plumelike form.
(Sea" fen"nel) (Bot.) Samphire.
(Sea" fern") (Zoöl.) Any gorgonian which branches like a fern.
(Sea" fight`) An engagement between ships at sea; a naval battle.
(Sea" fir`) (Zoöl.) A sertularian hydroid, especially Sertularia abietina, which branches like a miniature
(Sea" flow"er) (Zoöl.) A sea anemone, or any related anthozoan.
1. Foam of sea water.
2. (Min.) Meerschaum; called also sea froth.
(Sea" fowl`) (Zoöl.) Any bird which habitually frequents the sea, as an auk, gannet, gull, tern, or
petrel; also, all such birds, collectively.
(Sea" fox`) (Zoöl.) The thrasher shark. See Thrasher.