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|FRESH-CAUGHT CUTTLEFISH ON THE COSTA DEL SOL.|
|CUTTLEFISH (FROM WIKIPEDIA).|
PHOTO CREDIT: © HANS HILLEWAERT.
A while back, San Geraldo and I found a large cuttlefish bone (cuttlebone) on the beach while walking one day; there were a variety of smaller bones, as well. We recognized them from our years raising canaries. Cuttlebone is what we've all seen in bird cages; it's used to help keep the birds' beaks trim. I never gave a thought to where the bone came from and why it was called "cuttle."
|THE LARGE BONE WE FOUND...|
|THE USUAL SARDINES — IN ABUNDANCE.|
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