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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

I admit that it's a bit weird to talk about them being living breathing beings because most of the time they're spoken of only as a delicacy, but there's a massive school of anchovies off the coast of California.

School of anchovies resembles oil slick

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:55 PM

No need to worry, it's just dominos herding the anchovies to their ultimate pizza demise!


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:49 PM

They're safe from me.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:32 PM

View PostLikely Guy, on 09 July 2014 - 10:49 PM, said:

They're safe from me.

Likewise, i'll stick to the usual non fishy toppings.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

Mmmm, salty deliciousness! Caesar salad, anyone?

BTW, it's not a good idea to swim through schools of bait fish, you never know if your arm or leg might be mistaken for a snack by a shark or barracuda.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 01:36 PM

Worcestershire sauce gets its flavor from those little fellows, which I love to use. delicious.

Edited by ancient astronaut, 10 July 2014 - 01:37 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:38 PM

What an extremely cool video. It's not rare to see large schools of anchovies in the waters off San Diego though (they feed those yummy Bonita which become my tacos mmmm).  What's unusual is for the water to be 74 degrees. That's really high for La Jolla, even in July. Is it El Nino this year? I haven't been keeping track since I moved inland.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:41 PM

Quite a sight, especially looking down from above the water :tu:

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:16 PM

great video! loved it.  :)


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:17 PM

View PostSundew, on 10 July 2014 - 12:05 PM, said:

Mmmm, salty deliciousness! Caesar salad, anyone?

BTW, it's not a good idea to swim through schools of bait fish, you never know if your arm or leg might be mistaken for a snack by a shark or barracuda.

I was thinking the exact same thing!

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

View PostSundew, on 10 July 2014 - 12:05 PM, said:

Mmmm, salty deliciousness! Caesar salad, anyone?

BTW, it's not a good idea to swim through schools of bait fish, you never know if your arm or leg might be mistaken for a snack by a shark or barracuda.

When scuba diving a huge school of thousands of cigar minnows swam past us. It's cool they way they open a hole for you and close it back up again within inches.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:41 PM

Do they ever brush against you Michelle?

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

This is clearly a sea monster...


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:48 PM

View PostChild of Bast, on 10 July 2014 - 04:41 PM, said:

Do they ever brush against you Michelle?

Not a single one. That's what is so amazing about. You'd think at least one would be out of sync but they move in perfect unison. We did think about the fact that something much, much larger could be chasing them.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:31 PM

View PostMichelle, on 10 July 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

Not a single one. That's what is so amazing about. You'd think at least one would be out of sync but they move in perfect unison. We did think about the fact that something much, much larger could be chasing them.
Did you catch sight of the nifty shark swimming through at around 45 seconds? They catch it again underwater ...





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