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What

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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What

Bay Anchovy Anchoa mitchilli

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fishesoftexas

Date

March 7, 2015 10:35 AM CST

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margaretcd

Date

March 13, 2015 08:09 AM EDT

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margaretcd

Date

March 13, 2015 09:11 AM EDT

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What

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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What

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

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Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens Family Clupeidae

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cullen

Date

January 17, 2015 04:51 PM CST

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No photos or sounds

What

American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum

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nationalaquarium

Date

November 10, 2014 10:00 AM EST

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northern anchovy Engraulis mordax

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rosi

Date

October 4, 2014

Description

Fishing event resulted in no catch except these fish dropped on us by the cormorants

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jaykeller

Date

November 15, 2014 09:20 AM PST

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What

Sardinops melanostictus Sardinops sagax

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harumkoh

Date

November 9, 2014 02:00 PM JST

Description

マイワシ.
at Suma aquarium.

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What

American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum

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fishesoftexas

Date

October 11, 2014 11:41 AM CDT

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What

Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

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cyric

Date

September 27, 2014 02:18 PM EDT

Description

A school of small Atlantic Menhaden off the breakwater at Salter's Grove. Also a few American Shad near the bottom.

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What

American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum

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kucycads

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

gizzard or threadfin?

can't quite see the shape of the mouth

caught cast-netting off boat ramp

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emanning

Date

May 23, 2012

Description

The Hauraki Gulf is one of the best spots around new zealand to find sardines or pilchards (mohimohi in maori). One of the fave foods of whale, dolphins and gannets. Here you can see the fish leaping out of the water trying to escape the dolphins. View photo large for good view of fish.

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Bay Anchovy Anchoa mitchilli

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ppark728

Date

October 9, 2014 01:26 PM EDT

Description

@ YES 2014

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What

American shad Alosa sapidissima

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dreierj

Date

September 28, 2014

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No photos or sounds

What

northern anchovy Engraulis mordax

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dreierj

Date

September 28, 2014

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No photos or sounds

What

Pacific Sardine Sardinops sagax

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hdailey1

Date

October 2, 2014

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What

Threadfin Shad Dorosoma petenense

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dominic

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

Just leftover bait from a fisherman.

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What

Pacific Sardine Sardinops sagax caerulea

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finatic

Date

September 21, 2014 08:44 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

We saw a couple of bait balls of presumed sardines but this one was caught locally and was in the bait tank on the boat.

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What

American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum

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sarahroberts

Date

September 10, 2014 12:16 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

threadfin shad Dorosoma petenense

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benlabay

Date

September 19, 2014 10:55 AM CDT

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What

American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum

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benlabay

Date

September 19, 2014 10:38 AM CDT

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What

American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum

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fishesoftexas

Date

September 10, 2014 01:13 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Northern Anchovy Engraulis mordax

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jmaughn

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

About to become a bit of Elegant Tern...

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What

atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

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yasingi

Date

September 8, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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Alewife Alosa pseudoharengus

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hjnugent

Date

September 13, 2014 08:38 AM EDT

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No photos or sounds

What

American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum

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hjnugent

Date

September 13, 2014 08:39 AM EDT