Huge swarm of anchovies off Southern California baffles researchers [VIDEO]

July 10, 2014 12:56 AM

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Swimmers in La Jolla, California were in for a shock on the 8th after the waters were swarmed by a huge shoal of anchovies bringing a strange addition to a balmy summer’s day. The group, the biggest seen in 30 years, measured around 50 feet wide by 325 feet long, adding a harmless yet daunting-looking shadow to the Pacific waters.

It is estimated that there could have been anywhere from 1 million to 100 million fish contained in the shoal. By the evening, most of the school had swam north. A video of the swarm, taken by a staff member from La Jolla’s own Scripps Institution of Oceanography, can be viewed at https://www.youtub...

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