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Barracuda Schooling in a Circle off La Jolla Cove November 9, 2015

Filed under: Everything Under the Sun — explorergarden @ 7:12 am

This morning, on my Sunday morning swim at La Jolla Cove, about 1/2 mile from shore, I saw hundreds of fish schooling in a circle. the circle was about 20 feet in diameter, and the fish were running on a  race track about 10 feet wide. The fish themselves were long — 24 ” or so —  and torpedo-shaped, sliver with small, dark stripes on their sides, like bars. I looked them up when I returned, and I believe they were young California Barracuda. Here’s a link to a photo of barracuda schooling in the way that I saw: 



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