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Swim through a Fish Ball

February 12, 2014


We filmed this fish ball while we were monitoring fish populations in a Pacific island national park. Big-eyed scad (Akule in Hawaiian and Atule in Samoan) form large balls for safety. Balls like these can occasionally be seen in the waters of some national parks in the U.S. Pacific islands.

Traditional atule fishing in American Samoa

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  1. February 12, 2014 8:04 am

    Reblogged this on High on Science & Tech – H.O.S.T.

  2. Rob Taylor permalink
    February 12, 2014 8:53 am

    I had this experience with my son during his first junior open water dive. A huge population of jack fish formed a “tornado” around us. What a great moment for a kid’s first dive ;)

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