Here's what a giant school of anchovy swarming off the California coast looks like

A very large school of Northern Anchovy (aka California Anchovy) swarmed off Scripps Pier at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in La Jolla this week. More about the video in this Scripps blog post.

"Scripps scientists, who haven't seen such an aggregation in more than 30 years, said it is unclear why the unusually large school moved into shallow waters off the coast."

Perhaps they were looking for pizza.

A giant anchovy school forms a dark band off Scripps on July 8, 2014. Credit: Douglas Alden.


A giant anchovy school forms a dark band off Scripps on July 8, 2014. Credit: Douglas Alden.

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[via LA Times. ]

Photo: Scripps


Photo: Scripps

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