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By Alice Morris
Is it a sea monster? An ancient fish from the ocean’s depths?
A shoal of fish was recently photographed in Kailua Bay off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii looking very much like a whale shark or some other giant of the ocean.
In the incredible photo, the enormous school gives the illusion of being one, huge fish. For reference, the motorboat in the image below is 12 feet long.
A shoal is a group of fish that swims together for social reasons while a school is a group of fish swimming in the same direction. They typically swim together for safety, but grouping into recognizable “shapes” is a technique meant to scare off predators.
What do you think? Are you convinced that the photograph is of a school of fish or could it be a previously undiscovered sea monster?