Francis Pérez Captures The Wonders Of The Open Water
Tenerife-La Gomera Hope Spot was photographed by renowned Spanish underwater photographer Francis Pérez. The area between Tenerife and La Gomera in Spain’s Canary Islands was declared a Hope Spot in 2019 and is referred to as the Hawaii of Europe with its clear waters and abundant marine life.
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Pérez shoots a photo of a school of fish above. What are other groups of animals in or around bodies of open water called?
- Dolphins or whales swim in a pod.
- Whales swim in a gam, pod, gam, herd or school.
- Seals swim in a herd, pod, harem, herd or rookery.
- Sharks swim in a shiver, school or shoal.
- Stingrays swim in a fever.
- Swans (general) gather in a bevy, bank or herd.
- Swans (in flight) fly in a wedge or flight.
- Trout swim in a hover.
- Turtles swim in a bale, nest, turn or dole.
- Walruses gather in a herd or pod.
- Hippopotami gather in a dale, bloat, pod or herd.
- Humans swim in a team, squad, pack, or scrum.
- Albatross gather in a rookery.
- Alligators gather in a congregation.
- Badgers gather in a cete, colony, set, or company.
- Barracudas swim in a battery.
- Bass swim in a shoal.
- Beavers gather in a colony or family.
- Clams collect in a bed.
- Crabs group in a cast or bushel.
- Crocodiles gather in a bask or float.
- Ducks (in flight) fly in a flock.
- Ducks (on the ground) walk in a brace or badling.
- Ducks (in the water) group in a raft, team or paddling.
- Eels swim in a swarm, bed or fry.
- Fish swim in a shoal or school.
- Flamingos gather in a stand, flamboyance, colony, flurry, or regiment.
- Frogs collect in an army, colony or knot.
- Geese (in general) fly in a flock.
- Geese (in flight) fly in a skein.
- Geese (on the ground) gather in a gaggle, herd or corps.
- Gulls fly in a colony or screech.
- Herring swim in an army or shoal.
- Jellyfish exist in a smack, brood, smuth, smuck or fluther.
- Kelp grow in a forest.
- Otters group in a romp, bevy, family or raft.
- Oysters group in a bed.
- Pelicans group in a pod.
- Penguins (in general) exist in a colony, rookery, huddle, muster, or parcel.
- Porpoises swim in a herd, pod, school or turmoil.
- Sardines swim in a family.
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