Massive School Of Anchovies Spotted Near San Diego

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According to scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, a school of anchovy fish that are migrating in the water off the coast of La Jolla near San Diego, California is the largest group that has observed in the past 30 years. Video footage of the migration was captured on July 8th, along with samples of the anchovies for experts from the Scripps Marine Vertebrate Collection to study.

According to scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, a school of anchovy fish that are migrating in the water off the coast of La Jolla near San Diego, California is the largest group that has been observed in the past 30 years.

Video footage of the migration was captured on July 8th, along with samples of the anchovies for experts from the Scripps Marine Vertebrate Collection to study.

The video shows overhead shots of the water from the Scripps pier, along with underwater images of the swarm of anchovies swimming together.

Scientists reportedly aren’t sure why the large school of fish has showed up in the shallow waters off the coast of La Jolla, making a thick, dark band of fish moving quickly through the water, but further studies of the migration are underway.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the northern variety of anchovy living off the west coast of the United States is used commercially as bait to catch other fish, while the European anchovy is most commonly used as an ingredient in food like Caesar salad, or as a topping on pizza.

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