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Hunting blue jack mackerel, Trachurus picturatus. The mackerel have formed a bait ball, a defensive manoeuvre performed by schooling fish that makes it harder for the predators to pick out individuals. Formigas Islet dive site, 27 miles northeast of Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean

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Keywords

Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Tuna

Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Jack Mackerel (Trachurus sp) / Blue Jack Mackerel (Trachurus picturatus)

Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Mackerel

Wild animal / Mammal / Marine mammal / Cetacean / Marine Dolphin / Southern offshore spotted / Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis)

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Saltwater fish

Behavior / Defense (attitude) / Bait ball

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean / Macaronesia

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species

Species / Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) / CITES Appendix 2

Behavior / Defense (attitude)

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Data Deficient (IUCN) DD

Europe / European Union / Portugal / Azores archipelago

Enumeration / Group / School fish

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

Colour / Blue

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Shot / Profile shot

Motion / Locomotion / Swim

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Vertebrata / Pisces / Osteichthya / Actinopterygii / Teleostei / Perciformes / Carangidae / Trachurus

Vertebrata / Mammalia / Cetacea / Delphinidae / Stenella

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