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Northern Anchovy Engraulis mordax

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anudibranchmom

Date

July 3, 2015 11:41 AM PDT

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Bunker Brevoortia patronus

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congonaturalist

Date

June 28, 2015 02:00 PM EDT

Place

Monmouth (Google, OSM)

Description

Abundant. Food for cetaceans.

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gcwarbler

Date

June 26, 2015

Description

I believe this is a scaled sardine (Harengula jaguana) but would like an expert's eye to confirm. This is a large example, perhaps 6" to 7" in length, caught by an angler off the Navarre Beach Pier. (The second image is not a flying fish but rather a flopping fish...a lucky shot just after the fish was landed.)

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Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

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johnnybirder

Date

June 29, 2015 08:08 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Threadfin Shad Dorosoma petenense

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sambiology

Date

June 24, 2015

Description

I think...

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anchoa delicada Anchoa delicatissima

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dreierj

Date

August 13, 1996

Description

Observed prior to tidal restoration; there was some tidal influence

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Blueback herring Alosa aestivalis

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awright

Date

May 4, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Blueback herring spawning at the Pipeline Rapids. Schools of herring were spawning in the backwaters and slower eddies around the rocks and infrastructure at the Pipeline (north shore of James).

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European anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus

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duarte

Date

June 14, 2015

Description

The comical-looking anchovy. Caught by local fishermen using "arte xávega", a traditional fishing technique.

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American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum

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tosteve

Date

November 9, 2006 12:34 PM PST

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Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

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aranholt

Date

April 15, 2015

Place

villas, NJ (Google, OSM)

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Hickory Shad Alosa mediocris

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capecreator

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

Caught/released off of Nauset Beach spit

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msieges

Date

May 13, 2015

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What

anchovies Family Engraulidae

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coop

Date

March 6, 2015 09:57 PM CST

Description

A single individual caught between rocks during high tide. Very shiny and silver, without many markings. It was about an hour after sunset and the weather was cool (60 degrees).

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Northern Anchovy Engraulis mordax

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kiloueka

Date

January 30, 2015 02:36 PM PST

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What

Blueback herring Alosa aestivalis

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sandysdad

Date

May 7, 2015 09:46 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

herring spawning in the james river along pipeline rapids

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What

Alewife Alosa pseudoharengus

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rdstevenson

Date

April 19, 2015 04:51 PM EDT

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What

American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum

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sandysdad

Date

April 17, 2015 09:33 AM EDT

Description

American gizzard shad migrating on the james river

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What

Threadfin Shad Dorosoma petenense

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dwest

Date

April 15, 2015 12:23 PM PDT

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skipjack shad Alosa chrysochloris

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cohen

Date

August 28, 2002

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European anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus

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duarte

Date

April 10, 2015

Description

Sporadically caught by sardine seize nets off the Portuguese coast (though they reach higher values than sardine because they are sold to Spain. There's not much tradition of eating anchovies in Portugal, we really are sardine people.) Sorry about the pictures, but I really had to sneak to get these photos. However, those weird mouths cannot be confused with anything else.

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dremsen

Date

April 9, 2015 10:32 AM EDT

Description

Alosa (herring) caught by Osprey. Caught in video.

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American shad Alosa sapidissima

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dreierj

Date

March 31, 2015

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What

anchoa delicada Anchoa delicatissima

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anudibranchmom

Date

March 28, 2015 11:49 AM PDT

Description

AKA Slough Anchovy -- about 2" long; swarms of them around the boats.

Note: The Slough Anchovy range is mostly south of here (SoCal to Mexico); however, water temps have been warmer than usual and they may have headed north as many other species have.

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Pacific herring Clupea pallasii

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paul_norwood

Date

March 22, 2015 05:58 PM AKDT

Description

Large schools

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nicoolejnik

Date

March 14, 2015

Description

Found dead.

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Bay Anchovy Anchoa mitchilli

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fishesoftexas

Date

March 7, 2015 10:35 AM CST

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Mustard Herring Clupea harengus

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margaretcd

Date

March 13, 2015 08:09 AM EDT

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Alewife Alosa pseudoharengus

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margaretcd

Date

March 13, 2015 09:11 AM EDT

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Northern Anchovy Engraulis mordax

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danielgeorge

Date

March 9, 2015 05:38 PM PDT

Description

Extraordinary congregation of hundreds of pelicans, cormorants, murres, and gulls foraging for hours on these fish near shore. Dozens being washed into the beach by the waves and quickly being snatched up by gulls.

Notes by Julie Thayer (Farallon Institute Scientist) in response to news of the congregation of anchovies:
This is a conundrum that has been surfacing again and again lately - while such an event may seem like an abundance, it could be only a concentration actually signaling decreasing anchovy abundance. Farallon Institute has been working with the Pew Charitable Trusts to find out more. It is currently unknown whether anchovy is increasing or decreasing; no stock assessments have been conducted since 1995. Furthermore, schooling behavior and spatial distribution of anchovy stocks at small versus large sizes is not well understood. It is thought that small stocks contract to the core range nearshore (off central California for central stock). Indeed, 2014 records of dense concentrations of anchovy in Monterey Bay and die-offs in Santa Cruz raise the question if the anchovy population is increasing or this concentration behavior is a result of unfavorable climate conditions, leaving a stressed population even more vulnerable to fishing and predators. While there was a slight uptick in the central California NMFS midwater trawl index in 2013, last year was again lower, extending a streak of extremely low survey catches (2008-2014). Egg surveys in southern California spawning grounds have also declined to next to nothing for recent years.

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Pacific herring Clupea pallasii

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willduguid

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

Extensive spawning activity extending from the the shoal outside Deep Bay then south and east along the Vancouver Island shore