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Old 03-01-2018, 01:15   #31
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This may well be the most significant factor in the individuals survival.

If he started out with eight cats it equates to a consumption of one cat per month. Does anyone know the nutritional value of the various breeds of cat?
Dunno but I do know Persians give me furball issues...

I believe the cat of choice in the better Chinese restaurants is either the Burmese or the Siamese.... more money in the pelt.. leaner meat..... or so they tell me.
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Only to the south. North of New Guinea, it's still the Pacific all the way to SE Asia.

(But yes, in this case he was in the Indian Ocean)
So... you being something of an 'ocean expert' pray tell what 'ocean' lies between Western Port and Northern Tasmania and what 'ocean' lies south of Adelaide?
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...... Does anyone know the nutritional value of the various breeds of cat?
Dunno for sure but fat cats are at the top of the ranking
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Dunno for sure but fat cats are at the top of the ranking
I have heard they taste like pork.....
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We had a cat on board for 13 years, the only food it liked was fresh fish. That is why I learned fishing. I accidentally poisoned the cat by giving her small puffer fish.
Cat tastes mostly as rabbit. That is if it is prepared as rabbit. I have eaten cat, did not know, some pranker poacher served it to me after he had a cat in one of his traps. The only way to tell is the ribs.
Cats have flat ribs.
In Belgium I have eaten muskrat also. A delicacy.
Flanders was poor, Sparrows, doves, starlings, if we could catch it, we cooked it.


I have respect for the Polish “sailor”
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So... you being something of an 'ocean expert' pray tell what 'ocean' lies between Western Port and Northern Tasmania and what 'ocean' lies south of Adelaide?
Since you ask so nicely.

Based on the International Hydrographic Organisation's "Limits of Oceans and Seas", neither of those are part of any ocean. They are seas. The first is Bass Strait and the second is the Great Australian Bight.

See: https://epic.awi.de/29772/1/IHO1953a.pdf
In particular:
45 Indian Ocean
61 South Pacific Ocean
62 Great Australian Bight
62A Bass Strait
and the attached map showing the boundaries of these numbered entities.

However,if you use a wider definition of "ocean" in accordance with the way NOAA does it for the purpose of determining ocean volumes. i.e. including "marginal seas" within the oceanic boundaries, then the answer to the first is South Pacific and the second is Indian.

https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/global...n_volumes.html



(To quote the link above: "Boundaries between oceans vary depending upon agency, making comparisons with other published estimates difficult."
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We had a cat on board for 13 years, the only food it liked was fresh fish. That is why I learned fishing. I accidentally poisoned the cat by giving her small puffer fish.
Cat tastes mostly as rabbit. That is if it is prepared as rabbit. I have eaten cat, did not know, some pranker poacher served it to me after he had a cat in one of his traps. The only way to tell is the ribs.
Cats have flat ribs.
In Belgium I have eaten muskrat also. A delicacy.
Flanders was poor, Sparrows, doves, starlings, if we could catch it, we cooked it.


I have respect for the Polish “sailor”
Respect to you too mate.

Never been caught in his position or yours, don't want to be, but, only hope I would not be too squeemish about the only provisions available.
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