They are under you, but what do you call that group of things?
It is a colony, pack, herd, school or pod?
Here is a guideline of the proper English-language terms for those creatures that lie, swim, float, breed, eat, fly, cruise, and watch you from below and above the waters of the world:
Jellyfish: smack, brood, smuth, smuck, fluther
Dolphins: pod, school, herd
Seals: pod, herd
Whales: pod, gam, herd
Ducks: brace, flock (in flight), raft, team, paddling (on water), badling
Geese: flock, gaggle (on the ground), skein (in flight)
Mallards (ducks): sord (in flight), brace
Swans: bevy, wedge (in flight)
Turtles: bale, nest
Fish: draft, nest, school, shoal
Boats: flotilla, fleet, argosy, squadron
Kelp: forest, kelp bed
Junk/trash: jetsam, flotsam
Humans: pod, squad, team, pack, aquatic scrum, peloton
Information from the U.S. Department of the Interior
Photo shows a pod of swimmers from Mission Viejo Nadadores gathering at the seashore.
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