A big swarm of barracuda


Predatory schooling fish? Yes. Dangerous in any way? No.

Meet a battery of barracudas swimming through a school (though not very visible, really just green specks) of juvenile jellyfish. I’ve seen Great Barracuda (more than a meter long) hunting at night in Thailand and it truly an awesome spectacle.

These come from my final dive off Gordon Rocks, Galapagos Islands. That day few other fish — and sadly no hammerheads — were seen due to conflicting currents and a swarm of thousands upon thousands of the young jellies.

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