When Groups Go Together In, Above Or Around The Water

When Groups Go Together In, Above Or Around The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

When open water swimmers travel together in open bodies of water they are called a pack, a pod, a squad, a team, an aquatic scrum, a peloton, or a mass [of swimmers].

What are groups of animals who travel in, near or above the water called in English?

Albatross – Rookery
Alligators – Congregation
Badgers – Cete, Colony, Set, Company
Barracudas – Battery
Bass – Shoal
Beavers – Colony, Family
Clams – Bed
Crabs – Cast, Bushel
Crocodiles – Bask, Float
Dolphins – Pod
Ducks (in flight) – Flock
Ducks (on ground) – Brace, Badling
Ducks (in water) – Raft, Team, Paddling
Eels – Swarm, Bed, Fry
Fish – Shoal, School
Flamingos – Stand, Flamboyance, Colony, Flurry, Regiment
Frogs – Army, Colony, Knot
Geese (in general) – Flock
Geese (in flight) – Skein
Geese (on ground) – Gaggle, Herd, Corps
Gulls – Colony, Screech
Herring – Army, Shoal
Hippopotami – Bloat, Pod, Herd, Dale
Jellyfish – Smack, Brood, Smuth, Smuck, Fluther
Kelp – Forest, Kelp Bed
Otters – Romp, Bevy, Family, Raft
Oysters – Bed
Pelicans – Pod
Penguins (in general) – Colony, Rookery, Huddle, Muster, Parcel
Porpoises – Herd, Pod, School, Turmoil
Sardines – Family
Seals – Pod, Harem, herd, Rookery
Sharks – Shiver, School, Shoal
Stingrays – Fever
Swans (general) – Bevy, Bank, Herd
Swans (in flight) – Wedge, Flight
Trout – Hover
Turtles – Bale, Nest, Turn, Dole
Walruses – Herd, Pod
Whales – Pod, Gam, Herd, School

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