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Massive School of Anchovies Near San Diego Shock Scientists

Massive School of Anchovies Near San Diego Shock Scientists

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Dark bands marked the water off the coast of La Jolla, California Tuesday as snorkeling Scripps graduate students filmed a giant school of Northern Anchovy and one leopard shark swimming through the area.

Scientists at Scripps institute have not seen this sizeable a grouping in 30 years, according to a Scripps Institution of Oceanography website post. Scripps Marine Vertebrate Collection members have collected samples and are studying what reason could explain the unusual event.

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Scripps Communications Officer Robert Monroe described the anchovies’ movements as similar to a lava lamp, the Los Angeles Times reported

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