LBI Least Tern with a Bay Anchovy snack The bay anchovy is one of 10 species of an…


Least Tern with a Bay Anchovy snack

The bay anchovy is one of 10 species of anchovies on the Atlantic coast of North America and is the most abundant fish in estuarine and coastal habitats along with the eastern United States.
Bay anchovies are often very abundant and are important food for seabirds, marine mammals, and commercially valuable fish species such as striped bass, bluefish, spotted seatrout, and southern flounder. They also are a very important link between the plankton community and higher-order consumers. Thus, even though the species itself has no recreational or commercial value, it fulfills a crucial role in the coastal food web.

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  1. marystv17

    Wow very interesting thanks ❤️

  2. calebg.hoover

    luv this one!!

  3. lisalai468

    amazing shot

  4. birdsanddogs

    Ooo nice

  5. abrunophoto

    Gorgeous image ❤️

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