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

(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. Newsy reports:

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