Two dolphins attack a bait ball
Engraulis mordax school UW attacked by Delphinus capensis 2017 10-06 SB Channel-a-015
From 2017 10-06 SB Channel
Engraulis mordax school UW attacked by Delphinus capensis 2017 10-06 SB Channel-a-014
Engraulis mordax school UW attacked by Delphinus capensis 2017 10-06 SB Channel-a-013
Engraulis mordax school UW attacked by Delphinus capensis 2017 10-06 SB Channel-a-012
Part of a bait ball
Engraulis mordax school UW 2017 10-06 SB Channel-a-021
Engraulis mordax school UW 2017 10-06 SB Channel-a-020
Close look at a small portion of a surface bait ball.
Engraulis mordax school in water CLOSE 2017 10-05 SB Channel-010
From 2017 10-05 SB Channel
Delphinus capensis chasing Engraulis school 2017 05-02 SB Coast-a-020
From 2017 05-02 SB Coast
A single bonito (Sarda chilensis) from a dispersed surface school.
Sarda chilensis school in water 2016 09-28 SB Channel-b-002
From 2016 09-28 SB Channel
A close up look at a school of northern anchovies that were heading for the boat to find shelter.
Engraulis mordax school in water 2015 08-04 SB Channel-002
From 2015 08-04 SB Channel
Anchovy school moves next to, and under, the Condor Express.
Engraulis mordax massive school wide angle 2014 10-08 SB Channel-a-039
From 2014 10-08 SB Channel
A close look at a small area of a large aggregation or "bait ball" of northern anchovies. Anchovies are themselves carnivores that feed on nearly microscopic zooplankton.
Engraulis mordax school 2014 10-08 SB Channel-004
Anchovies (left) and sea lions (right).
Engraulis mordax massive school wide angle 2014 10-08 SB Channel-a-025
A large aggregation or "bait ball" of northern anchovies (lower left corner) can be compared in size to several California sea lions (upper left). These sea lions are 6 about long.
Engraulis mordax massive school wide angle & Zalophus 2014 10-08 SB Channel-a-018
A large aggregation or "bait ball" of northern anchovies (lower right corner) can be compared in size to several long beaked common dolphins (upper left). These dolphins are 6 - 8 feet long.
Engraulis mordax massive school wide angle & Delphinus capensis 2014 10-08 SB Channel-a-045
Northern anchovies are seen as they break the surface to escape predators from below. This telegraphs their presence to predators from above. They can't win.
Engraulis mordax school jumping at surface 2014 09-10 SB Channel-b-006
From 2014 09-10 SB Channel
Northern anchovies jump as they try to evade capture by predatory whales and dolphins below
Engraulis mordax school jumping 2014 07-19 SB Channel-a-009
From 2014 07-19 SB Channel
Abstract patterns - a mass of northern anchovies below the surface.
Engraulis mordax school UW 2014 06-14 SB Channel-005
From 2014 06-14 SB Channel
Sardinops sagax caerulea small school underwater 2014 05-01 SB Coast-MHS-018
From 2014 05-01 SB Coast-MHS
Engraulis mordax school from surface 2008 03-10 Sta Barbara -- 1116
From 2008 03-10 SB Coast
Engraulis mordax school 2008 03-10 Sta Barbara -- 0002mod
Engraulis mordax school 2008 03-10 Sta Barbara -- 0003mod
Engraulis mordax school 2008 03-10 Sta Barbara -- 0001mod
Herd of common dolphins with the city of Ventura in back
Delphinus school w Ventura in back 2007 02-16 SB Channel--044
From 2007 02-16 SB Channel
A school of northern anchovies compacted into a surface aggregation or "bait ball"
Engraulis mordax school 2014 02-22 SB Channel--a-024
From 2014 02-22 SB Coast
A school of northern anchovies
Engraulis mordax school 2014 02-22 SB Channel--b-007
Engraulis mordax school 2014 02-22 SB Channel--a-001
Engraulis mordax school 2014 02-22 SB Channel--034
Engraulis mordax school 2014 02-22 SB Channel--006
Abstract sea surface Engraulis mordax school 2014 02-15 SB Channel-015
From 2014 02-15 SB Coast
Engraulis mordax school 2013 12-27 SB Channel-007
From 2013 12-27 SB Channel - Orcas
Engraulis mordax massive school CLOSE 2013 11-02 SB Channel East-c-019
From 2013 11-02 SB Channel East
A small portion of a massive school of northern anchovies (Engraulis mordax).
A close up look at a small section of a large school of northern anchovies (Engraulis mordax).
From 2013 08-16 SB Channel
2-Delphinus capensis & Engraulis mordax school 2013 06-28 SB Channel-125
From 2013 06-28 SB Channel
2-Delphinus capensis & Engraulis mordax school 2013 06-28 SB Channel-146
A school of very small
From 2013 05-23 SB Channel
A school of small ocean sunfish (Mola mola).
From 2012 07-31 SB Channel
Northern anchovies (Engraulis mordax) form a link in the food chain between zooplankton and Common Dolphins (Delphinus capensis).
From 2010 10-09 SB Channel
A school of Pacific Sardines (Sardinops sagax caeruleus).
From 2010 06-26 SB Coast & Channel