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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.
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!
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.
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