Anchovies Swarm California Coast
Scientists see biggest bunch in 3 decades
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jul 9, 2014 4:27 PM CDT
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(Newser) – As a pizza topping, you probably either love them or hate them. And if you were off the coast of La Jolla, California, early this week, you surely couldn’t have escaped them. Millions upon millions of anchovies swarmed the coast Monday—the most scientists had seen in the area in about 30 years. The finger-sized anchovies were spotted by researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, but scientists aren't so sure why they were so close to shore in such large numbers. Think 15 feet deep in an area about the size of a football field.

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KDickley
Jul 11, 2014 6:09 PM CDT
Pizza! Bagna caulda! ummmm.
Spudsy
Jul 10, 2014 3:49 PM CDT
Authentic Caesar Salad is the only good use for these little fishes.
Tology
Jul 10, 2014 11:03 AM CDT
I hear the beach was loaded with blonde women trying to get them to jump into cans.