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A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

#200Fish is a community project to create works of art based on each of the species of fish found in the North Sea

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Fish #95 Big-scale Sand Smelt Atherina boyeri ~ Hazel Burnham

Fused glass 40 cm

Big-scale Sand Smelt

These small, long and slender fish like to live in salt marshes, lagoons, inland waters and shallow water areas. A metallic, silvery colour, they have relatively large eyes to the body size. They are a scaly fish that feeds on small bottom living crustaceans, worms and molluscs as well as plankton. They are found around the coasts of England. It is used as sea bait and also eaten in some Mediterranean countries.

Reference: Wikipedia.

The Smelt

I see a little fish in the water,
Then another and another.
Suddenly I see a mass,
Darting, drifting, glinting.
Shining like jewels in dappled sunlight.

by Hazel Burnham


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