Numbers of anchovies seen in near-shore waters are the highest in three decades, said scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. They said they could not predict this on time and the school was first noticed at Scripps Pier at La Jolla on Monday. KPBS spotted it on time and said millions of anchovies led to creation of a dark-blue band in shallow waters just off the coast.
According to KPBS, the anchovies, also called Northern anchovy, moved into shallow waters off the coast. But it is yet not clear why the millions of finger-sized fishes prized on pizzas and in animal feed moved there in such large numbers.