Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Unusual Event Off California Coast

Massive school of anchovies appears to be an oil slick.
Photo from 
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Marine experts were stumped and amazed by a sight off the California coast near La Jolla—something not witnessed for more than 30 years.  
It looked like a giant oil slick, which would have spelled d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r.  But, fortunately, it wasn’t.  Instead it was a gigantic mass of anchovies.
Excited researchers grabbed a GoPro camera and filmed this unusual event on Monday.  
Watch for a leopard shark feasting on the anchovies.

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