New Jersey Fish

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A friend sent me these two photos of a very unusual fish, "swimming in our slip.  He was about 3" long and those electric blue "streamers" about 3 FEET long.  Any ideas? "  Their slip is in Belmar, New Jersey. 

Bust out the palm trees and coconuts!

Think tropical. In the summer, warm currents along the Atlantic carry tropicals up into Maine and Massachusetts. I would guess this would be an African Pompano juvie, a member of the Jack family. The juveniles are also called Threadfin or Threadfish. Pretty doggone cool sighting, especially that far north!

- Janna

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Thank you for your prompt and knowledgeable response.  I sent it to my New Jersey friends.  It is very interesting to us, and I and my Yankee friends are deeply grateful to you.  What fun.

Marty

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