Surface Impression © Benjamin G. McCormick Photography

Though larger Menhaden have been hard to come by in recent years, the juvenile "peanut Bunker" are unbelievably thick at times, and can be found in almost any harbor along the East coast. They feed en masse, and make an audible "hiss" as they filter out plankton along the surface with mouths wide-open.

Keywords: Brevoortia tyrannus, pogies, baitfish, filter-feeders, moving mirrors, commercially harvested, food chain


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