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Tornado of jack tuna

An image showing a photographer standing on the sea floor, dwarfed by an
enormous and towering "tornado" of fish has been an extremely popular
share item on Facebook for weeks. Now the details behind the image are
being shared by Mission Blue. The photographer is a scientist named Octavio Aburto, and the location was Cabo Pulmo National Park, a vast marine reserve in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, north of Cabo San Lucas on Baja California's tip.

The diver in the photo is David Castro, whose family helps enforce rules
within the park. The fish are jacks, voracious predators that school in
large groups and can sweep across a region in such large numbers that
they blot out the sun's rays.

Aburto told Mission Blue: "I think
my background [as a scientist] affects what I seek to capture through
my camera lens. For example, this 'David and Goliath' image is speaking
to the


Added: Dec-16-2012 Occurred On: Dec-14-2012
By: bgwrkr
Tags: school of fish, jack tuna, tornado
Location: Mexico (load item map)
Marked as: featured
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