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Over the past few months, onlookers have flocked to California’s Monterey Bay to watch humpback whales gorge on thick schools of anchovies. Dolphins, seabirds, and bigger fish also congregated in the bay to feed on the large concentration of anchovies clustering near shore. Read More
New research suggests that the population of California anchovies, a critical food source for ocean wildlife such as whales, salmon, brown pelicans, and sea lions, has dwindled to levels not seen since the early 1950s. The research was funded by Pew and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and conducted by scientists with the Farallon Institute for Advanced Ecosystem Research in Petaluma,... Read More