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This video was shot by Mike Etnier at Makanrushi Island, Russia in July 2008. This is underwater footage of one of several large schools of Atka mackerel that were feeding on krill at the surface. See "Atka mackerel and krill" for surface footage of one of the schools of fish and underwater footage of the krill. For more
This video was shot by Mike Etnier at Makanrushi Island, Russia in July 2008. There are several thousand Atka mackerel feeding on krill at the surface. See "Atka mackerel school" for under-water footage of one of the schools of fish. For more details on the feeding aggregation, and its relevance to our archaeology studies, read the journal entry
The Kuril Biocomplexity Project is a National Science Foundation-funded research project led by the University of Washington and being conducted by a team of American, Japanese and Russian scholars and students who are examining a 5000-year history of human-environmental interactions along the Kuril Island chain in the northwest Pacific Ocean. This is the link to the project website.