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Sand Lance discovered by Tclenche (#9486)

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Sighting Info

Observed: July 7, 2017 @ 4:15 PM
Posted on: July 7, 2017 @ 7:52 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
A small School of Sandlance was swimming between the piers of my marina.

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By Elijah on 7/15/2017 11:50:16 AM

I didn't know that they swim in schools. Cool!

By Tclenche on 7/15/2017 12:25:43 PM

I have almost always seen them in small schools. four to about 24 per group is common for me to see. I have been looking over my wharf and seen a school suddenly disappear into the sand. they can bury themselves almost instantly.

By Elijah on 7/15/2017 12:36:05 PM

Do you see the schools very far from the shore? I've only seen a few at beaches, so that could be why I haven't seen them in schools. 

By Tclenche on 7/15/2017 1:06:48 PM

those schools are photographed looking down from the remains of my marina wharf. Very close to shore, sometimes only a few feet from the beach.

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